Tuesday, April 26, 2011

O pen -- April 25

What makes a favorite poem a favorite poem?
The sample of poems below give some clues:
the fun of saying; the fun of playing; the fun of image;
the drama of telling a story; the way one can look at an ordinary object like grass and turn it into something larger from so many angles!

Poems to read/learn by heart to perform. From

1. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
2. Hommage to my hips by Lucille Clifton
3. "Out, Out—" by Robert Frost
4. The Day Lady Died by Frank O'Hara
5. Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Not on the list but just as good:
6. A child said, What is the grass? by Walt Whitman

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