Tzaritza

by Theodore Ushev

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April 20, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker

by Theodore Ushev

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April 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Linking Verbs

Yo! I have a little somethin’
To teach to you.
It’s the linking verb rap
And it’s easy to do!

A linking verb connects
A subject with a noun
And if you’ve done it right,
You can turn it around.

An adjective can be
In the predicated part.
Know what you’re doin’,
Then you’ll be smart!

Look very carefully
And you will see
Most of the verbs
Are forms of “be”

Am, is, are, was, were

These are the past
And present of the verb.

Learn “seem,” “appear,”
And “become,”
Then you will know
That you are done!

From How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

April 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Raise Your Hand

Roses are red.
Lettuce is green.
If you raise your hand,
it will be seen.

From How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

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April 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Dancing

by Alma Flor Ada
from World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum

Music fills the room
as we play.
Seven of us grow
taking up all the space
leaving only enough room
for a couple to dance
with quick steps
her flying hair
in abandonment.
Two absorbed by our music
which continues to take over the world
everything else forgotten
unimportant
like scattered litter strewn
on the dance floor.

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April 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

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April 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

World Make Way

New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum

Edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige.

Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index.

Lee Bennett Hopkins is an award-winning author and poet who has published more than 100 books of poetry.

The Metropolitan Museum

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April 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

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