Happy World Poetry Day. Celebrate by reading, writing and sharing poems. Here's one I like...
After English Class
By Jean Little
I used to like "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
I liked the coming darkness,
The jingle of harness bells, breaking--and adding to
The gentle drift of snow. . . .
But today, the teacher told us what everything stood for.
The woods, the horse, the miles to go, the sleep--
They all have "hidden meanings."
It's grown so complicated now that,
Next time I drive by,
I don't think I'll bother to stop.
(Little, J. (1986). Hey world, here I am! Toronto: Kids Can Press.)
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