The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 29, 2010.Z and I have chosen our poems this year from Shel Silverstein's classic Where the Sidewalk Ends. I wanted Z to choose Hug O' War but he chose ...
Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.
This boat that we just built is just fine--
And don't try to tell us it's not.
The sides and the back are divine--
It's the bottom I guess we forgot.
I chose a Silverstein classic --
Listen To The Mustn'tsWe hope you enjoyed our kid poetry focus this month. We loved reading a load of nonsense, going through the Big Book, and learning about different forms of poetry. Z and I talked together about the different subjects poems can be about -- nature, family, school and so much more. I think it's much more likely that he will find poetry approachable later in life if we incorporate it into his reading now. Tonight he was chuckling at the humor of Shel Silverstein and we've agreed not to leave this book on the shelf for a whole 'nother year!
Listen to the MUSTN'TS child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child.
ANYTHING can be.
Reading rhymes is really fun --
Exploring poems -- we are done,
K and Z