Thursday, April 29, 2010
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)