Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Poetry for All

Illustration by Brandon Reese

I love the Poetry Foundation's interactive poetry tool. It allows you to search for poems using all kinds of criteria such as age and topic. Very helpful if you're looking for the perfect poem for a birthday or celebration. School days are on my mind... so I looked up poems about school. Did you know there's more to Mary Had a Little Lamb than the four lines we all recite? It's a charming little poem about school, friendship and love!

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about
Till Mary did appear.

Why does the lamb love Mary so?
The eager children cry;
Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,
The teacher did reply.

1 comment:

love.boxes said...

Awsome. I need a great little snowflake poem. Maybe they will have one. :)