“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.”
As a teacher, I can’t let National Poetry Month pass by without a nod to just a few lines from a few favorite poems
“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”-Robert Frost, “Birches”
“Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor –Bare. But all the time I’se been a-climbin’ on,”–Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son”
“listen children…keep this in the place…you have for keeping…always…keep it all ways…
we have never hated black…listen…we have been ashamed…hopeless tired mad…but always
all ways…we loved us…we have always loved each other…children all ways…pass it on.” –Lucille Clifton, “Listen Children”
There are an endless amount of poems I could mention. Have fun clicking onto the poets or their poems above to read the entire texts. Also, please enjoy the posters below! Happy National Poetry Month!