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Thursday poems

March 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry

“Weather Report” by Lilian Moore Pinging rain stinging sleet tonight. Frost at dawn bright sun in the morning. Ice-bearing trees, a glass orchard, blinking sunwinking. A noonwind will pass, harvesting the brittle crop crashing clinking. —————————– Rain by Sigbjorn Obstfelder (Translated from the Norwegian by Sarah J. Hails) “One is one, and two is two- [...]

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“The Open Door” (Elizabeth Coatsworth) and… goodbye

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry

for G. and all my students. I’ll miss you guys. xo – Ms. Nancy “The Open Door” ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth Out of the dark to the sill of the door lay the snow in a long unruffled floor, and the lamplight fell narrow and thin a carpet unrolled for the cat to walk in. Slowly, [...]

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poem of the day: “Drinking Fountain,” by Marchette Chute

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Poetry

“Drinking Fountain” “When I climb up To get a drink It doesn’t work The way you’d think. I turn it up. The water goes And hits me right Upon the nose. I turn it down To make it small And don’t get any Drink at all.” – Marchette Chute Is it time for school to [...]

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“I Am” Poem — anon.

June 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Poetry

“I Am” Poem “I am a kid that had no mom. I wonder what she would be like if she were alive. I hear her voice inside my head saying I love you so understand. I see the pictures of her and see I want to be successful and I shall be. I am sad [...]

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thanks, Kate!

June 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Poetry

Summer Song by William Carlos Williams “Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile at this brilliant, dew-moistened summer morning,— a detached sleepily indifferent smile, a wanderer’s smile,— if I should buy a shirt your color and put on a necktie sky-blue where would they carry me?”

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“I Read,” Richard Peck

May 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Poetry, Quote of the Day

“I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the pages of a book I can be anybody; I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life; I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I’m just beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map; I read [...]

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April is National Poetry Month

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Author! Author!, Poetry

“I have never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing the poem is discovering.” —Robert Frost, New York Times (7 Nov. 1955) Hello from the Library Girl! April is National Poetry Month, and they’re celebrating over at Poets.org. Scholastic Teachers has loads of info to share (for teachers, staff and parents, too). Wikipedia has [...]

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“After John Muir,” by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Poetry

“After John Muir” “Today’s news is this: the amphibians are vanishing. Rice paddie and stomach brooding frogs, gone. Glass frog, rain frog, golden toad, Corroboree, toadlet, gone. Yosemite toad. Tiger salamander, spade foot. Bufo bufo, so called ‘common toad.’ Cascades, Tara humare, Goliath, Medusa excellus. It is as if we woke up one morning and [...]

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Poem of the Day: “Silver Star,” by William Stafford

October 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Poetry

“To be a mountain you have to climb alone and accept all that rain and snow. You have to look far away when evening comes. If a forest grows, you care; you stand there leaning against the wind, waiting for someone with faith enough to ask you to move. Great stones will tumble against each [...]

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The 8th Grade Class on “What Have You Lost?” (Naomi Shihab Nye)

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Author! Author!, Poetry, Student Work

The poet Naomi Shihab Nye once asked a class of students, “What have you lost?” and told them to write. That’s what I like to call: “Hit it and quit it.” Today I asked the 8th grade students (and their teachers) at my school the same question. Here is what they came up with. Hope [...]

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