Our twelve year old son had a nightmare and was snuggled into bed with me.
He asked what I was reading. It is poetry by Leonard Cohen, from ‘The Spice-box of Earth’, quite ‘G’ rated for Mr Cohen.
I thought, why not read some out loud to him, you can never be too young to hear good poetry.
It’s so good for them;- nourishment for their mind.
Kids are so ‘open’; they let the words in, let them float around in their heads, allowing the words to draw pictures in their minds
Here are two he especially liked-
‘I Wonder How Many People in This City’
I wonder how many people in this city
live in furnished rooms.
……… (due to copyright unable to include the entire poem, but you could look it up on Poem Hunter)
‘An Orchard of Shore Trees’
An orchard of shore trees
precise because of autumn
…..(due to copyright unable to include the entire poem, but you could look it up on Poem Hunter)
Do you read poetry? Who do you prefer? I’d love to hear about it,
Thanks for reading :))