"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hope is a thing with feathers....

The Poetry Foundation has videos of children's poetry being read, performed and/or signed.

Here is Emily Dickenson's Hope.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
The Poetry Foundation video  

The Children's Poet Laureate recommends....

J. Patrick Lewis, the Children's Poet Laureate recommends a new bpoetry book each month. Read more about J. Patrick Lewis.

This month's selection:

City Kids: Street & Skyscraper Rhymes
~~by X. J. Kennedy, Philippe Béha

Read more here.