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.

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Shel Silverstein —Where the Sidewalk Ends

Langston Hughes— Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes

Robert Louis Stevenson —A Child’s Garden of Verses