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The Cats Have Come to Tea


Marigold Garden
by Kate Greenaway

WHAT did she see–oh, what did she see,
As she stood leaning against the tree?
Why all the Cats had come to tea.

What a fine turn out–from round about,
All the houses had let them out,
And here they were with scamper and shout.

“Mew–mew–mew!” was all they could say,
And, “We hope we find you well to-day.”

Oh, what should she do–oh, what should she do?
What a lot of milk they would get through;
For here they were with “Mew–mew–mew!”

She didn’t know–oh, she didn’t know,
If bread and butter they’d like or no;
They might want little mice, oh! oh! oh!

Dear me–oh, dear me,
All the cats had come to tea.

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

Nonsense


by Mary Coleridge

I had a boat and the boat had wings;

And I did dream that we went a-flying

Over the heads of queens and kings,

Over the souls of dead and dying,

Up among the stars and the great white rings,

And where the moon on her back is lying.

June 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Poets on Film

Poets on Film No. 1

This short film brings together animated interpretations of four poems by great Canadian wordsmiths: “Riverdale Lion” by John Robert Colombo, “A Kite Is a Victim” by Leonard Cohen, “Klaxon” by James Reaney and George Johnston’s “The Bulge.”

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April 29, 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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