Monday, April 1, 2019

National Poetry Month

REJOICE a whole month to focus on poetry 
National Poetry Month is a literary celebration which is celebrated all over the world by millions of people. The purpose of this holiday is to mark the importance of poetry in our lives and to remember the great poets who created this poetry. This holiday started in the 1990s, due in part to the successful celebrations of Women’s History Month in March and Black History Month in February.
For the first time, the official National Poetry Month poster features artwork by a high school student: tenth grader Julia Wang from San Jose, California, who has won the inaugural National Poetry Month Poster Contest. Wang’s artwork was selected by contest judges Naomi Shihab Nye and Debbie Millman from among twelve finalists and more than 450 student submissions. It incorporates lines from the poem "An Old Story" by current U. S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
You can order the free poster or run it off as a pdf file which I did in above photo and glued it on to a piece of foam board.   
Here's the link https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/form/poster-request-form

Enjoy a Spring poem

Gliding Into Spring
by Jane Yolen

Gliding into spring,
the hot air balloon
huffs across the sky,
the very definition
of the year.

I look for it to land
but it seem oblivious
to sentiment, paying
its sole obeisance
to the small winds.

Scripting its story
in vivid colors and hanging
above the land like a lantern,
it gives another hiss, wrinkles the blue, and is gone.

©2017 Jane Yolen all rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. Bot the poem and the artwork seem so fitting for this time in America. I may need to order a poster.

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