Free verse poetry might feel like a foreign land for some and a familiar friend to others. Maybe you love the flowing sound and fun line breaks of free verse, or perhaps you prefer the rhythm and melody of Longfellow or Tennyson’s rhyming poems. No matter your experiences are with free verse, join us today to explore the vivid and breathtaking world of free verse poetry!
We hope everyone is bundled up from the cold outdoors! As the snowflakes fall gently in crisp or slushy or powdery layers on the ground, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate snow in your Poetry Teatime. Read on for ideas about writing snowflake-shaped poetry, comparing poems about snow, and singing your poetry aloud!
Winter is the perfect season to curl up beside the fireplace with a mug of cocoa or hot apple cider and read some poetry. But unless you love the constant chill drafts under the doorway and the icy frost on the windows of your car, you might be longing for a different season! That’s why we’d like to introduce some of our favorite collections of poetry about all four seasons for your enjoyment today. Bundle up and read on!
Happy New Year, Poetry Teatime! Today we would like to leave you with one of our favorite New Year-themed poems.
Have you felt the exhaustion and busyness of the holiday season yet? Feeling stretched and worn out? For today’s Poetry Teatime, try out the practice of mindfulness. Take a deep breath. Slow down. Focus on the moment. Relax your mind and pay attention to the small things for a restful teatime.
Today we are excited to welcome to Poetry Teatime the wonderfully creative children’s poet and illustrator, Betsy Snyder. After illustrating everything from greeting cards to children’s books, Betsy shifted gears and started writing and illustrating her own books. Her first few books introduce haikus to the very young, and she's been busy working with sounds and images ever since!
Imagine a type of poetry found in ancient cultures all over the world, detailing the most exciting heroic struggles and achievements imaginable. Epic poems do just that! Epics can be found in cultures as far apart as Kenya, India, and Finland. So get your myth-reading voices ready, because you’re about to be swept into a dangerous journey full of daring heroes, perilous quests, and the hope of victory!
Lions, tigers, and dragons, oh my! In today’s teatime, we’ll take a journey to distant lands, where “here there be dragons” and magic lurks around every cup of tea. So gather your golden coins, prepare your riddling powers, and breathe in the curls of steam from the visiting dragons!