Thursday, April 9, 2020

Poetry Thursday, it is Thursday, right?


The weather is all over the place. Today it is sunny and then snowing, and also windy.  While we are learning at home I would like it to be Spring warm weather not this all-over-the-radar coldness.  It is great to be outside as you work on school work and I've video taped reading books outside.  It's lovely. Today not so much but I'm getting into a groovy with school work.  Are we in it for the long haul-all the way through May?  I don't know but I am mentally preparing myself.  Browsing through a poetry book this morning I found one of my favorite Springtime poems from Langston Hughes.

April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
  with silent 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

I love it because it's positive and simple. I wish I could hear Langston read it and I did look and I found this clip of him reading his famous "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "I, too" : his voice reverberates with strength. 

I'm reading Love among the ruins by Robert Clark
I'm watching Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on Hulu and we watched Pixar/Disney's new movie, Onward, with Groovy Girl last night. We had popcorn and everything and the movie was very good. She and her dad built a Rube Goldberg machine for one of her Learning @Home assignments.  She is assembling the video they took when they finally got it to work. It was super cool involving one of our dogs, many cardboard pipes, a candle, two rooms of our house, a marble, and a glass of water.  There is learning happening here.  

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