My book is almost finished and then it’s count down time…..again.
I’ve been reading poetry lately as I work on my second book Rain, Rain Come, Again.
Robert Louise Stevenson’s poems are so much fun. They share his love of nature and the innocence of being a child. I am pretty sure I have memorized most of them. Do you know any?
Langston Hughes’ poetry for kids is so rhythmically driven. His poems uses ebonics, a unique way brown skinned people spoke to each other during that time. He also shares his thoughts on life as a brown-skinned individual and his love for music. This book is a great historical take on brown-skinned individuals during Langston’s lifetime .
Shel Silverstein’s poems are so wonderfully fun and funny. They are corky poems about life. They mostly describe people doing everyday things. *Poems need to be read before sharing with younger kids.
We just went through a horrible ordeal with COVID. And now, tragedy is changing our world as we are being catapulted into a new way of life. I think it’s an excellent time to get away from life and read some poetry.
Shel Silverstein —Where the Sidewalk Ends
Langston Hughes— Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes
Robert Louis Stevenson —A Child’s Garden of Verses