Friday, April 1, 2011

It's National Poetry Month!

Today is April 1st and it's the first day of National Poetry Month. Every day for the next month, we'll post a poem on our blog to celebrate. We're having lots of poetry events all month long (and other fun events as well), so click here for a list of exciting things to do in April. And happy reading!

(photo credit The Atlas Family

We're starting off with one of Krista's favorite poems, especially around this time of year....

[in Just-]
by E. E. Cummings
in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and




balloonMan          whistles

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