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Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

Shel Silverstein – One more time!

Re-posting this to kick off National Poetry Month which begins April 1st. It was originally posted in April 2014. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ In honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to share some of my favorite poems with you. I will post different poets throughout the month. To start things out right… I would like to …

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Inspired to Rhyme?

I wanted to wind down this little poetry series with one of my favorite dreamy little children’s poems. It was written in 1889 by American poet, Eugene Field. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe — Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea …

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), AKA Dr. Seuss, is one of my all-time favorite poets. He is an author of children’s books that rhyme, poems filled with silly words, silly pictures and often deeper meanings. I still have many of my Dr. Seuss books and ones that didn’t follow me into adulthood, were replaced in hardcover once …

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Love and Cats – Poetry Fodder

Today, I wanted to share two of my favorite poems. The first is by e.e. cummings (1894-1962). He wrote close to 2900 poems as well as novels and plays. i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go, my dear;and whatever …

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Old Woman Warning

There is a modern poem that sparked an entire movement called the Red Hat Society. I will tell you that I loved this poem long before that occurred. 🙂 I have never attended a Red Hat Society tea, nor do I own a red hat, but when I am old, I will most certainly wear …

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The Words of Naomi Shihab Nye

There are a lot of poets that I did not have the opportunity to meet in my lit classes in college. Not to show my age to obviously, but many modern poets, including Billy Collins who I shared earlier did not publish prior to my graduation. As a result, I came to know their work …

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A Return to the Classics: Robert Frost

One of my favorite poets from the anthologies we had forced upon us in high school and college is Robert Frost (1874-1963). He isn’t technically a classic poet, nor is he a full-on modern poet. He is kind of at a crossroad and that is reflected, I think, in the first poem I want to …

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The Accessible Billy Collins

When I first told my husband that I was going to post some of my favorite poems each Saturday in April in a celebration of National Poetry Month, he said that he was impressed that not only did I have a favorite poem, I had enough favorites to fill a month. 🙂 Today, I want …

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