Saturday, April 16, 2011

Poetry Jam: Treasured Treasury

Having finished Jack Prelutsky's two collection of Awful Ogre poems, we've moved on to the Children's Poet Laureate's 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury, which is a jewel of a book. Beautiful and whimsical illustrations, poems grouped in themes on double-page spreads, a variety of authors and verse, we love flipping through this book to read a few poems every night. We've done noises, playing, springtime, and, for today, rain, including:

April Rain Song
by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.

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