Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's Poem In Your Pocket Day


How are you celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day? My daughter is taking a stack of pocket poems about going to a farm to share with her classmates. Her class is going on a field trip today to a local farm.

General farm poetry for kids isn't easy to find. I ran across several poems about specific farm animals but very few poems about farms overall. I finally settled on a singable, rhyming poem called "To The Farm." If anyone else knows of any other poems about farms, please mention them in the comments so I can share them with my daughter this evening. I hope that all the kids enjoy putting the poem in their pockets and have fun visiting the farm today!




Here's one more pocket sized farm poem:

A FARM PICTURE.
THROUGH the ample open door of the peaceful country barn,
A sunlit pasture field with cattle and horses feeding,
And haze and vista, and the far horizon fading away.

- Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass)

2 comments:

Kristine said...

I had never heard of poem in your pocket day. It sounds quite fun.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

You always find the most random and fun holidays! My daughter had "A Cow in Apple Time" by Robert Frost memorized at age 3, thanks to the kids book of the same title. It's our favorite farm-themed poem, I suppose.