Circuses in the Forests.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Poets House is a national library in New York City that offers visitors the chance "to step into the living tradition of poetry." Its Children's Room features typewriters (not computers or iPads) for aspiring poets to record their thoughts, and the library's Twitter feed features snippets of verse written by city schoolchildren. I've clipped a few of my favorite lines; perhaps not surprisingly, seven of the eight involve animals.


Thank you to my favorite librarian, Natalie, for the introduction.

Further reading:
Accidental poetry found in Google autocorrect suggestions...
...and in the words on the spines of books...
...and in bits and pieces of the New York Times.

Enjoy!

12 comments:

tara said...

These are so cool! I laughed at the "am I a pony because I have a ponytail?"

I love how poetic these are.

angela said...

Love these! Kids are so creative!

girlseeksplace said...

This is the cutest thing ever. I love that there are typewriters instead of computers.

April said...

Oh, these are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

sherry said...

brilliant!Love them.

Anonymous said...

So many of these are so beautiful!

Shoko said...

Anon, I know! They're pretty amazing.

burntfeather said...

so sweet and what amazing imaginations :) has me day dreaming now of circuses in forests!

max said...

these are brilliant. great find.

Shoko said...

Burntfeather - and what better thing to daydream about?

auste said...

this is brilliant. i taught 1st grade for a couple years (seems like an eternity ago) and i SO wish i had had a typewriter in my classroom for poetic play. so good. so so so good.

Heather said...

Those poems are brilliant--way better than anything I could write! (Poetry is definitely not my forte!) I've never heard of Poets House, but will have to check it out. Thanks for the intro!

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