Poetry May 2022

1) The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost
This is the power of writing!
Does this not enrich and educate us all?


2) In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar
So sweetly written.


3) A Boy and His Dad by Edgar Guest
Which of them is happier, man or boy?


4) Flowers by Wendy Cope
5) A Mother’s Love by Line Gauthier

My child,
As you climb
Life’s journey
To the best of my ability
I will have your back
And steady your ladder
Always I will encourage you
So whenever you look back
You will see my smiling face
Supporting and proud
Cheering you on
Unwavering I will be
At the foot of your ladder

6) The Lamb by William Blake
Poet, painter, engraver, and visionary William Blake worked to bring about a change both in the social order and in the minds of men. Though in his lifetime his work was largely neglected or dismissed, he is now considered one of the leading lights of English poetry, and his work has only grown in popularity.


Posted in memory of Freda Laura Ozio [6th grade teacher at Groves Elementary, 1961]. She often read poetry to us after lunch. Surprising what one can learn when the curriculum is left to the whim of the teacher.


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