Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For the Love of Poetry

Poetry does not need to be boring. Read some of these books reviewed out loud to your kids and find out how creative and entertaining poetry can really be. The link below came from
This book caught my attention as a very fun read
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems. This book is a little bit nuts! Fairy tales provide the inspiration for each poem which are read forwards and in reverse For example, “In the Hood,” read forwards is narrated from the perspective of the wolf. When it is read in reverse, we hear Red Riding Hood’s voice. Singer followed up this creative collection with the aptly named Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems.

Just Around the Corner
A Prayer in Spring

By Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in midair stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

1 comment:

  1. I need to pick up some kids books again from the children's section of the library. Thanks for the suggestion.