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CELEBRATING APRIL, MY FAVORITE MONTH





APRIL – POETRY MONTH

Last night I read a bunch of blogs about National Poetry Month and that got me thinking about how I don’t spend enough time reading or writing poetry. When I was a child, my mom read poems to us on weekend evenings and even now, when I think about my favorite poems, many of them are from the collection she read to us. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth, The Highwayman by Noyes, The Jumblies by Lear and The Tyger by Blake, to name just a few.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to read at least one poem a day and also to try my hand at writing some, too. I kicked this morning off by re-visiting a favorite, the first stanza of which I have shared with you below. Tomorrow or maybe even later today, I intend to try a few new poems to see if I can lengthen my list of favorites.

Do you have a favorite poem? Is it one from your childhood? What memories or emotions does your favorite poem stir up for you?


KUBLA KHAN

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea
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I love this – I found it while doing research for a Marco Polo project when I was in 3rd grade. I received extra credit for including this portion of the poem in my history project. Mrs. Williams was VERY impressed.

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