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 http://atlases.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/307/)

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
spring


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


it's
spring
and


         the


                  goat-footed


balloonMan          whistles
far
and
wee

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