Oh, if you're a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you're a bird be an early bird--
But if you're a worm, sleep late.
---Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Oh, April and rain, little boys and the things that fascinate them--including a worm or two. All these elements came together after two of our grandkids stayed overnight this past week and explored the rainy outdoors the next morning. Stir in some of Shel Silverstein's genius, and you've got your own kind of poetry!
And speaking of poetry, many of you probably already know that April is National Poetry Month. Though I may not be contributing poetic material for the cause, I'm loving some of the highlights others are sharing. A few samples:
- 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month, Poets.org
- Collaborating with Language by Dana Gioia, Writer Magazine
- The Reluctant Poet: Roseanne Barry, Caroline-by-Line
- History behind National Poetry Month
- National Poetry Month links and activities over at Reading Rockets
- Art-Inspired Haiku, National Gallery of Art
Will you be an early bird this weekend--or the worm? What part does poetry play in your life?
Happy Poetry Month!