Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

An Evening of Poetry

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Can you believe April is less than a week away?!

Join us for:

An Evening of Poetry

Tuesday, April 9th

6-7:30pm

Grades 4-8

Come read a favorite poem, original or published, and hear others being shared!

Sign up online, by phone, or at the library!

National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

April is National Poetry Month.  Celebrate with a poem or two!

 

 LISTEN TO THE MUSTN’TS

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,

Listen to the DON’TS

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS

The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS

Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me–

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.

(Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein)

Langston Hughes

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The poetry continues!  The Negro Speaks of Rivers illustrated by E. B. Lewis is a beautiful representation of Langston Hughes’ poem.  Lewis has created amazing paintings for each line of the poem.  The artist has a deep connection with Hughes’ poetry and drew himself into one of images.  Each illustration and the line of text that accompanies it fit together perfectly.  This is a truly a wonderful book to introduce readers to the poetry of Langston Hughes.  E. B. Lewis included a touching illustrator’s note that tells of his love for the poem at the end of The Negro Speaks of Rivers.  For more information on Langston Hughes and his poetry, visit http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/83.

William Carlos Williams

Friday, August 14th, 2009

I love poetry! Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet have brought the life of William Carlos Williams to a new generation in their book, A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams.  Readers will learn about the life of one of the greatest American poets and his walk as both doctor and poet.  The illustrations are peppered with lines from his works as it becomes evident where the inspiration for his poetry came from: the Passaic River and natural surroundings of Rutherford, New Jersey.  

Apparent is the dedication of the author and illustrator to this project.  They have included a timeline of Williams’ life, housing important life events, publication dates of his poetry, and what was happening all over the world at that time.  There is also an author’s note illustrator’s note, and a further reading list.  The websites included on the reading list are great resources to continue learning about the life and poetry of Williams as well as other poets and their works.  One of the links does not go through, so I have included the correct address here.

www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/children.html

www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/119

Well written text, along with wonderful, engaging  illustrations, makes this title a must for those interested in poetry and/or biographies.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

so much depends

upon

 

a red wheel

barrow

 

glazed with rain

water

 

beside the white

chickens