April Celebrations of Poetry and Nature (in Verse!)

Can Poetry Save the Earth? by John FelstinerApril celebrates poetry
For Arbor Day come get a tree

The 22nd is Earth Day
Verse and nature oft interplay

Joyce Kilmer wrote a poem of trees
Mary Oliver wrote of geese

Langston Hughes loved rain in April
William Wordsworth loved daffodils

But “Can Poetry Save the Earth?
Birds, Beasts and Seas” all have great worth

Poems can inspire so that we
Will work to save the beauty we see
For a further celebration of poetry, please join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Columbia Public Library, when former Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen will read from a selection of his work. And at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, younger poets will be honored at the Callaway Youth Poetry Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Callaway County Public Library.

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2 Responses to April Celebrations of Poetry and Nature (in Verse!)

  1. Susan Budig says:

    Love to see your commitment to poetry!

  2. Lauren says:

    Poetry has many, many fans here at the library. Thank you for your comment!