A Year of Poetry

I love poetry! 

The first poems that I remember learning and reciting were all excerpts from Bible verses; however, the first poem that I remember learning in school and can still recite today is by Jeannie Kirby.

I wonder why the grass is green
And why the wind is never seen?

Who taught the birds to build a nest,
And told the trees to take a rest?

O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?

Who lights the stars, when they blow out,
And makes the lightning flash about?

Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

Why is it now, do you suppose,
That Dad won't tell me, if he knows?

By Jeannie Kirby

I find kids today aren't as excited about poetry.  However, poems are a gateway to the soul.  They touch us in places that are difficult for other forms of art to reach.  In that spirit, I am challenging myself and my readers to join me in reading at least 1 poem each day. Please enjoy the postings, post your own or your favorite from an author (with attribution) and give me your thoughts on each piece. Happy Reading! #ReadingisLife #APoemADay @LoveAutherine