Poetic License

November 9, 2011

Two weeks ago, Alice got to attend her first poetry reading. She heard approximately three of my sixth graders recite and read poems before she got too rowdy and had to be hauled off. Despite just a glimpse into this world of wordplay, the phrase “I going poetry” has been on her little lips as of late. This has required some at-home events. With apologies to Langston Hughes (and maybe a few more to Shakespeare):

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3 Responses to “Poetic License”

  1. Hilary Says:

    A two-year-old who prefers Langston Hughes over Mr. Shakespeare is a friend indeed. I got a little teary-eyed, right up to the exuberant “EXPLODE.”

  2. teachiro Says:

    Sara said this would be a big hit with Auntie Hilary. It was amazing how quickly she connected with this poem. I bet Langston Hughes had toddlers in mind when he put the “explode” part in there.

  3. Hilary Says:

    I think she could rock “Daybreak in Alabama,” too, if she’s taking requests. Sara was right.


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