April is Poetry Month! Get kids involved with these great reads, with poetry on topics ranging all the way from silly and absurd to serious and educational.
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer …
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.”
It’s raining pigs and noodles,
it’s pouring frogs and hats,
chrysanthemums and poodles,
bananas, brooms, and cats.
Assorted prunes and parrots
are dropping from the sky,
here comes a bunch of carrots,
Out of a windless August night / A luna moth in ghostly light
Beat softly on my window screen / Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.
She whispered secrets in my ear– / I am but a stranger here.
The stars are scrawled across the sky / By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.
You will not see me here tonight– / I have a thousand stars to write.