More poetry for National Poetry Month (before April leaves us!)

It’s already been mentioned in this blog that April is National Poetry Month.  What a great time to share poetry!  If you have favorites, please let us know; or perhaps you write your own–we’d love to know about those, too.  Here are some that I like:

“Inside Out” by Dave Crawley, found in his book Cat Poems.  This book has been mentioned on this blog by Rebecca as he is a local author, and tv personality on KDKA.  I love this poem because it reminds me of one of my cats–now in kitty heaven.

You want to come in, you want to go out.  You claw at the screen, you’re pacing about.

“Meow!  Let me out!” I open the door.  I know you’ll be back in two minutes more.

The weather’s too cold. The house is too hot.  You always demand to be somewhere you’re not.

If you don’t decide, without any doubt–you’ll end up turning us both inside out!

Here’s another one that I recently found.  It’s in a book called Oops! by Alan Katz.  The name of the poem is “On the Ball”.

The first time you go bowling, here’s some things you’ve got to know:  Pick a ball that’s not too heavy, one you can swing to and fro.

Then slowly step up to the lane, and stand there like a pro.  Then walk, walk, walk and fling that ball . . .

but remember to let go!

If you enjoy bowling like I do, you’re already howling!

April’s not over yet–more to come!


About Kathy

Senior Librarian, Children's Dept, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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