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National Poetry Month

As Tina mentioned previously, April is National Poetry Month.  The Academy of American Poets  introduced National Poetry Month in 1996.  The Academy’s website, POETS.org, has a page dedicated to resources for teens. 

If you like to write poetry and you would like to share it with others, there are a lot of places on the web where you can submit your poems.

Teen Ink has a great poetry page and you can submit your poems for publication.  If you are more of a reader than a writer, you can read and comment on the poetry.

Here is a poem I really liked from Pat Mora’s new collection of poetry:  Dizzy in Your Eyes:  Poems About Love.

Love Haiku


Everything’s in love.

Birds, butterflies, and now me,

dizzy in your eyes.


Love blooms in hot nights.

Under stars, hand-in-hand strolls.

Kisses like star sparks.


Now I walk alone.

Did Autumn cool our love?

No hugs warm me now.


Snow, advise my heart.

White whisper, “Friends.  Books.  Patience.

Bright new year’s coming.”

Gee, I just realized that I had picked the title poem.  Here are the titles of my most favorite poems in the collection:  “Weird”, “Valentine to Papi”, “Old Love” and “Sisters”.

For more recommended poetry books, see the Teens Books & More  page. 

~Marian, CLP–Mt. Washington




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