Monday, April 16, 2007

April is National Poetry Month …

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
~ Carl Sandburg

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
~ Thomas Gray

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric;
out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
~ W.B. Yeats

Small cylinder shapes
Curl round and round
They move with no arms or legs
But they still manage to slide across
the narrow street
Just trying to escape
The cars that will
Drive right over them
Finally they are
~ Kaleb Christensen (age 8)
This poem won 3rd place at the Richland, WA
Youth & Community Poetry Event
April 14, 2007

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