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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry month. Celebrate by checking out some of the poems below that focus on fitness, education, animals, discrimination, and the environment. If the first stanza hooks you, click on the link for the entire poem.

Jimmy Jet And His TV Set by Shel Silverstein

I'll tell you the story of Jimmy Jet --

And you know what I tell you is true.

He loved to watch his TV set

Almost as much as you.

Part Two: Nature By Emily Dickenson

NATURE, the gentlest mother,

Impatient of no child,

The feeblest or the waywardest,—

Her admonition mild

The Tyger By William Blake

Tyger Tyger burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

What immortal hand or eye,

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

The Pool Players.

Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We Left school.

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.

They send me to eat in the kitchen

When company comes,

But I laugh,

And eat well, And grow strong.