Friday, March 23, 2012

A Poem for the Reader

A Poem for the Reader

You're on an adventure
About to start,
You're going to learn
Some poems by heart!
Short ones and long ones
Old ones and new,
Happy ones, sad ones,
Some silly ones too.
You'll pick out your favorites
From those that you've read
And invite them to live in
The house in your head.
This house is called Memory,
Everyone knows,
And the more you put in it,
The larger it grows.
The more that you give it,
The more it will give,
And your poems will live with you
As long as you live.

Mary Ann Hoberman - Forget-Me-Nots, poems to learn by heart

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