Monday, April 16, 2012

Learning Poems by Heart....

We have challenged the students to learn a poem by heart by this Friday. We hope they will commit many poems to heart over the coming weeks.


How To Eat a Poem
by Eve Merriam

    Don't be polite.
    Bite in.
    Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that
                may run down your chin.
    It is ready and ripe now, wherever you are.
    You do not need a knife or fork or spoon
    or plate or napkin or tablecloth.
    For there is no core
    or stem
    or rind
    or pit
    or seed
    or skin
    to throw away.