Memorizing poetry is a fantastic way to make poetry a part of your family’s daily rhythms and expand your horizons with wisdom, beauty, or just a bit of silliness! You don’t have to be a genius with a photographic memory to memorize poems, either. So let’s dive in and memorize some poetry!
October is here, and so is the time for sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire, reading poems that send a tingle down your spine, and long walks through crunching leaves. So cuddle up with blankets and poems for today’s Poetry Teatime!
Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you love making up different voices for your stuffed animals or dressing up as a pirate captain and sailing the seven seas? Today’s poetry prompt is all about getting into character. So read on and see if you’ve got the acting chops to pull off a dramatic monologue!
Did you know that William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy started a craze for picnicking that has lasted over two hundred years? So go ahead and pack your picnic basket, grab some poems, and get ready to enjoy the delights of nature in today’s William Wordsworth Poetry Teatime.
It's time to announce the winner of the 2018 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest! We were thrilled to receive so many wonderful images and stories of how Poetry Teatime has brought joy into your home. Read on to find out the winner and runners-up for the contest!
September 15 - October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month in the US. We’re celebrating here at Poetry Teatime by featuring the amazing work of Hispanic poets. If you haven’t read many poems by Hispanic writers, now’s your chance to get started!
Summer is the height of camping season, with lazy afternoons on the lake and fireflies sparkling in the dark. Fall is the time for woodsmoke and mugs of hot chocolate and stargazing on a cold, clear night. Whatever the time of year, why not celebrate the wonders of camping with your next Poetry Teatime? Whether you’re snuggled up indoors or out in the fresh air, get ready to dig into these camping-themed books, treats, and activities!
Did you know that a heroic couplet isn’t actually about heroes? Or that enjambment has nothing to do with jam? If you’re going to be reading a lot of poetry, it can be helpful to know some of the most important poetic terms. Read on to discover the definitions of these key terms in poetry.