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April is National Poetry Month

March 27, 2014

It’s almost April. Check out this list of resources for all grades and have fun.

Linda

From Surviving to Thriving

Poems are like messages in a bottle sent out with little hope of finding a recipient. Those of us who find and read poems become their unknown addresses.

From How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry)

by Edward Hirsch Poetry Foundation

As I prepared for today’s post, I again realized I am not as poetic as I would like. I am not as comfortable as I would like to be in my appreciation or teaching of poetry. I know that it is an essential part of who we are. It tells our histories, our dreams, and our secret aspirations, but most importantly it is a creative tool to communicate all of the above. As I completed my research I found the poem below that conveys these intentions more beautifully in poetry. Thank you Joanna.

Why We Need Poetry

April 7, 2010 • by Joanna Paterson •…

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