P is for Poetry

National Poetry MonthBack to letter-blogging!  Yes, April is National Poetry Month!  I know I’m a couple of days early with this post, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite poems so that you get inspired to think about YOUR favorite poems this coming month.

My all-time favorite poet is Shel Silverstein.  Laugh if you will, because that’s what his poems are all about!  Good stories, great rhythms, captivating imagery, and lots of giggles… I find him fabulous after all these years.  One of my favorites has always been "Sick".  Any child (or adult) who’s had the urge to skip school (or work) for any reason will appreciate this one.  I also love "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" (listen here).

Some good sites for poetry, silly or serious, adult-oriented or kid-oriented:

Poets.org

Poetry 180 

LION: Literature Online: Poets Onscreen (limited to people affiliated with a subscribing library – check at your local library)

Happy National Poetry Month!