3.28.2010

April is National Poetry Month!



April is National Poetry
month and I am
stirring up a
pot of poems
steaming hot poems,
one for every day.

But this pot is so big
and I can't fill it alone
so if any one at home
could add to this stew,
I could really use
you.

Please send me POEMS! If you have personal favorites by other poets, if you have written your own poems, if you want to send me a video clip of you and/or your children reading a poem - poetry appropriate for children only, please - DO NOT HESITATE TO SHARE! I am going to post a poem-a-day for the whole month of April and reviews of books of poetry for children. There will also be posts on "Why Poetry Matters," "How to Read a Poem," "Picture Book Poetry," excellent links and lots more!

3 comments:

EllemennoZ said...

"Snowball" by Shel Silverstein :)

jennybell said...

Well, of course, you have to include "Keep a Poem in Your Pocket" by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, which has inspired many poetry day events. I had never heard of this poet or author when I checked out a children's anthology from our library. This was the first poem in the book and we read it every time we opened the book. I look forward to other suggestions.

Tanya said...

Excellent! I recognize her name (she wrote the 1965 Caldecott winning book "May I Bring a Friend") but I haven't come across this poem! POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY is April 29 and I am planning a reminder post for it. I will definitely include this poem in the post! Thanks so much!!