Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Beautiful Words for April

My kindergarten students recite this poem each April, but also like to use it as a prompt for their journals, because of course, five and six year olds certainly have their own feelings about rain:

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
- Langston Hughes, 1902-1967, April Rain Song

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