Monday, February 25, 2013

And a dash of poetry is just what the world needs.....

What is poetry?

 According to Dennis Gabor poetry is plucking at the heartstrings and making music with them.

Our world needs more poetry!  Our world needs the music of our language to flow globally and the intents of our hearts to be known.  Poetry is magic!  Poetry is perfection!

One if my all time favourite kid poets has to be Shel Silvertstein!  His poetry and illustrations have been delighting generations since the publication of his first children's book  in 1963.  He has sold over 20 million books in 30 different languages, and his collection A Light in the Attic was the first children's book to reach the New York Times bestseller list in 1981.  His work is whimsical, silly, wise, and it captures the essence of childhood.

He has delighted kids and adults alike with his quirky, fun-loving poetry and still is going strong.

Go to:      Shel    for a fun exploration of this great poet's collections!

Read on and read always....sprinkle prose with a little poetry to make life richer for both you and your kids!!!
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