Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Beauty of Poetry

Poetry is a story told in the most beautiful language.
We read a lot of poetry, at least one piece every day. Sometimes we listen and then explain a poem. Sometimes we draw a picture of the poem. Other times we work on memorizing a poem or a portion of it for a recitation.
Learning poetry can give children a feel for language, for rhythm, for using precisly the right words, for getting to the heart of something, and for creating beautiful pictures that deepen their imagination and creativitiy.
Writing poetry gives kids the oppurtunity to really notice something, to consider its sounds, colors, shapes, actions, scents, and so much detail.
Have you read a poem today?

Poetry is..."the best words in the best order." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge...

"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears." ~Octavio Paz...

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~Robert Frost...

"Poetry...should strike the readers as a working of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance." ~ John Keats
Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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