Books: I Love You, World

MIRACLES, collected by Richard Lewis. 215 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.95.

The world seldom rewards youthful poetic flights with more than an indulgent pat on the head. Children's poetry usually gets published in block letters on the classroom wall, commissioned by the teacher and dutifully admired by proud parents on go-to-school nights. If some young Ariel occasionally soars past the lyrical altitude expected of his years, the world only marvels at his precocity. But Richard Lewis, 31, believes that children are born poets who move surely through the language of metaphor and song,...

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