National Poetry Month

Hurray, it is finally time to kick off National Poetry Month.

I admit it, I love poetry. I even got an early start on the celebration with my last post, a review of the children’s poetry book Nest, Nook and Cranny. NPM_LOGO

National Poetry Month is a great time to get the word out that poetry is fun, interesting and as the website says, has a “vital place in American culture.”

The official website has a wealth of information to help you get involved, including  Great Poems to Teach and a list of 30 ways to celebrate.

As March rushes out with a roar of wind gusts, I’m reminded of:

Who Has Seen the Wind?

By Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing thro’.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.


Photo Credit:  Public Domain by Andrew Schmidt