This is the last selection for National Poetry Month. Hope you all enjoyed the selections featured. Please check out this title and others at your local library,.
I Found An Endless Land
Its promise flowering in lush fields
Purple mountains etching their majesty in pure air
Flat plains that absorbed the warm summer rains
Canyons that swallowed the imagination
Freedom like water on the tongues of thirsting men
Freedom as sweet as young love
From We Are America: A Tribute From The Heart by Walter Dean Myers and Illustrated by Christopher Myers
This week I will be featuring two poems from two different collections that focus on science. One title is about the Earth and the other about the different creatures in a specific habitat, a meadow. Please check out these titles and others at your local library.
third one from the sun,
Earth’s blue and white majesty
dwarfs her lunar child
From Earth Verse: Haiku From The Ground Up by Sally M. Walker and Illustrated by William Grill
in dawn sun
Who is he?
From Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets Of The Meadow by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Beth Krommes
“A Bird Came Down The Walk”
A bird came down the walk
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.
He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head
Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home
Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, plashless, as they swim.
edited by Susan Snivley, Ph D and Illustrated by Christine Davenier
from, Poetry For Kids Emily Dickinson
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“April Rain Song”
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the side walk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—
And I love the rain.
Written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Brian Pinkney from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
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Here are children’s fiction written in verse. Please out these titles and others at your local library. Happy Reading!!!
Emma’s life changes when she has to move in with her japanese grandmother in a summer before 9/11. Grades 4-7
Diana writes about her life and the changes that occur through poetry.
Grades 1- 4
Keet through the telling of stories finds her voice and aides her sick grandfather.
A biographical tale in verse. Grades 4-8
The ups and downs of a family trip told through different types of poetic forms.
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.
For the month of April I will be posting poems from Children’s Poetry Collections that I have at my library that I love. If you have ones that you love please share.
Are there baby birds inside the nest yet?
Creep close and listen.
Can you hear tiny little voices calling out?
It’s the chicks, with their beaks wide open,
saying, “Feed me, feed me,
written by Nicola Davies and Illustrated by Mark Herald from,
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
Please out and this title and others at your local library. Happy reading!!!
Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen
A collection of poems the looks into the underground and digs deeper.
Feel The Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing by Marilyn Singer
Poems that introduces the reader to different dances that exist in different cultures around the world.
Beauty and the Beast retold by Cynthia Rylant
A tale as old as time retold with an interesting ending.
The Crane Girl adapted by Curtis Manley
A young boy saves a crane and his life is never the same.
Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney
A new look on an old fable.
Please let me know your thoughts below. Happy reading!
The earth contains many things. The Collections below are poems about the different nuances of the earth. Happy Reading!!!
I love Jack Prelutsky. He has a great sense of humor and a master at playing with words. Here is a selection from I’ve Lost My Hippotamus which is also the title of the poem I am sharing today. Please check out this collection and Jack Prelutsky at your nearest library!
I’ve lost my hippotamus,
The situation’s werid.
One minute she was next to me,
Then poof! she disappeared.
It’s hard to lose a hippo,
For a hipp’s truly huge–
I’m sensing something fishy,
Some unsavory subterfuge.
I’ve searched and searched with no sucess,
I’ve yet to find a clue
To her status or location,
I’m unsure of what to do.
If you spot a hippopotamus
Where usually there’s none,
Please let me know, the odds are good
You’ve found my missing one.
Explore the sea through poetry in this volume by David Elliot, In The Sea
See the sea horse in the sea.
Where else would the sea horse be?
For though it’s dainty as a wish,
the sea horse is, you see, a fish.