poetry friday

The writer John Agard  wrote these (fine for florida) children’s poetry lines:

Call alligator long-mouth

call alligator saw-mouth

call alligator pushy – mouth …


They are from “Don’t Call Alligator Long-Mouth Till You Cross River,” a fun verse included in my copy of The PUFFIN TWENTIETH-CENTURY COLLECTION of VERSE, edited by Brian Patten.  For more on Mr. Agard, who was born in 1949 in Guyana, please check here.

(As always, I thank my Hollins First-Class poetry class professors Morag Styles and Tina Hanlon, for introducing me to the World of poetry for children.



poetry friday lines here at Bookseedstudio were quoted from Langston Hughes:

Let the rain kiss you 

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops

Let the rain sing you a lullaby…

The lines in “April Rain Song” by Langston Hughes,
were collected by Nancy Larrick in PIPER, PIPE THAT SONG AGAIN c. 1965
A smattering of the abundant material about world traveler Langston Hughes,
can be found here and  here and  here and  also
though POETRY for YOUNG PEOPLE,  by Langston Hughes
(edited by David Roessel & Arnold Rampersad, with illustrations by Benny Andrews.)

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