National Poetry Month is held each year in April to celebrate poetry’s impressive ability to capture creativity in the human mind. It’s a time to celebrate poets and poetry around the world. Reading and writing poetry is a fantastic way to sharpen your brain with insight and observations. It is also a great outlet and tool for self-expression.
Exploring poetry can be extremely satisfying as it covers a wide variety of topics—like nature, animals, school, family, food and holidays to name a few. It also comes in many different forms and can range from three words to three pages. Poetry can be intentional and thoughtful, or funny and playful.
The library offers a wide assortment of poetry books for all ages, so take some time to explore the endless varieties. Enjoy these poetry equations for spring:
"warmth + light = alarm clock"
"maple trees x buckets + boiling = sticky smile"
From Snowman – Cold = Puddle by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Micha Archer
As the end of winter draws near, enjoy some vivid poetry that will take you right into your favorite season.