Friday, April 04, 2014

Poetry Friday: April is National Poetry Month explains:
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.
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Poem in Your Pocket on April 24th

Poet to Poet Project for grades 3-12

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Stuart Dischell

She plans to be a writer one day and live in the City of Paris,
Where she will describe the sun as it rises over Buttes-Chaumont.
"Today the dawn began in small pieces, sharp wedges of light
Broke through the clouds." She plans to write better than this...

(Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.)


Poetry Friday is hosted today by Amy Ludwig VanderWater at The Poem Farm.


Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Oh my goodness. I just love this poem so much. Thank you! Happy Poetry Friday!

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Wonderful poem! Amy told me to be sure to read it--I'm glad she did!

Himself said...

Why does that poem remind me of Hemingway?

Tabatha said...

I love following her thought process, and all the details. And this bit: "When she leaves she plans to leave alone, and every/Article she will carry, each shoe, will be important./Like an architect she will plan this life"

Mary Lee said...

Me, too.
Me, too.