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Sharing Poetry

I thought it was time to start sharing some poetry with you. I love writing poems. It’s a great way to introduce young children to sounds, rhythm and rhyme. As they get older, poetry is a great way for preteens and teens (along with every year beyond) to express themselves with out all of the rules of conventions. They can freely explore their creative side and the possibilities are endless.

Discussing poems from a very early age allows students to begin critically thinking and exploring what the author’s message is.

Let’s start with this one. I’d love to hear what you think.

Wrapped

Paper thin

In shades of color

Depths of pigment

Never revealing

What gifts are on the inside

In the heart

Until you see

Past what the body

Is wrapped in.

                                      ~ Jayne Peters
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