Category: Poetry

A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year | Jane McMorland Hunter (Editor)

Earlier this year I shared the beautiful anthology of nature poetry for children, Sing a Song of Seasons. What happened shortly after was that I bought a beautiful anthology of nature poetry for my own, […]

Sing a Song of Seasons | Fiona Waters

Sometimes the way to a good book lies through a bad book—in this case, a picture book I chose for my daughter, beautifully illustrated and filled with poems that compared baby frogs to aborted childhood […]

5 Poetry Books That Our Family Loves

I missed National Poetry Month by a solid month with this post, but you seem like a forgiving bunch, and one who doesn’t mind reading about poetry out of season, right? Of course, there is […]

A Child’s Garden of Verses | Robert Louis Stevenson

I didn’t sit down and think, “A ha! I have it—the perfect edifying exercise!” It happened on its own one day at lunch, when I picked up A Child’s Garden of Verses and began reading poetry to […]

All The Small Poems and Fourteen More | Valerie Worth

There are beautiful things, and there are useful things. But there are also things both beautiful and useful—those are the very best. In writing, it is the same: there are beautifully written novels, and terribly useful […]