A September Poem

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September The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Drying grass, New books and blackboard Chalk in class. The bee, his hive Well-honeyed, hums While Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze. From… A Child’s Calendar – Poems… 

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If It Rains Pancakes – Haiku and Lantern Poems

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Just one more book of poems to end National Poetry Month. I couldn’t help myself…especially when I saw the title – If It Rains Pancakes! But then I became even more intrigued because this is a book of Haiku and Lantern poems. Now, I think that most of us remember what a Haiku is –… 

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Firefly July – A Year of Very Short Poems

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Spring Rain beats down, roots stretch up. They’ll meet in a flower. – Raymond Souster I am so excited! The book we are looking at today combines the talents of a celebrated poet and anthologist, Paul Janeczko with the incredible incomparable artistic talents of Melissa Sweet. We have talked about them before – A Kick… 

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An April Poem

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April It’s spring! Farewell To chills and colds! The blushing, girlish World unfolds Each flower, leaf, And blade of turf- Small love-notes sent From air to earth. The sky’s a herd Of prancing sheep, The birds and fields Abandon sleep, And jonquils, tulips, Daffodils Bloom bright upon The wide-eyed hills. All things renew. All things… 

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