Spring! Poetry to Sing Out Loud

Happy Spring - time to sing aloud with POETRY -  it's National Poetry Month!

Spring
Flower Faces

Sound the flute!
Now it's mute.
Birds delight
Day and night;
Nightingale
In the dale,
Lark in the sky --
Merrily,
Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year.

Little boy,
Full of joy;
Little girl,
Sweet and small;
Cock does crow,
So do you
Merry voice,
Infant noise,
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little lamb,
Here I am;
Come and lick
My white neck;
Let me pull
Your soft wool;
Let me kiss
Your soft face;
Merrily, merrily, we welcome in the year.

--William Blake

 

 

The Wind

Windy laundry day

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky,
And all around I heard you pass,
like ladies' skirts across the grass--
         O wind, a-blowing all day long,
         O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all--
          O wind, a-blowing all day long,
          O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?
         O wind, a-blowing all day long,
         O wind, that sings so loud a song!

--Robert Louis Stevenson

windy day kites

 

 

The Cloud
easter greetings

I bring fresh showers for thirsting flowers,
          From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
          In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
          The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
          As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
          And whiten the green plains under;
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
          And laugh as I pass in thunder.

--Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

Read-aloud Poems
Read-aloud Poems
An Illustrated Treasury of Read-aloud Poems for Young People
An Illustrated Treasury of Read-aloud Poems for Young People
Poems to Learn by Heart
Poems to Learn by Heart
Open the Door
Open the Door


Poetry Recitation Contest @ Milpitas Library
Wednesday, April 23    6 pm
All Ages Welcome

Join us on Wednesday, April 23 for the 6th annual Poetry Recitation Contest. All ages are welcome to perform a poem from a published poet - Shakespeare, Tennyson, Prelutsky, Silverstein, etc. Performances will be judged for accuracy and interpretation. Winners receive cash and other prizes! Free to all performers and listeners in the Auditorium. For more information, call 408-262-1171, ext. 3625

-- Laurenjoan

poetry out loud flyer

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