words for wednesday: introduction to poetry 180

words for wednesday: poetry 180
notes from maggie's farm

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Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.--Billy Collins, Former Poet Laureate of the United States.
Poetry 180 is a Library of Congress program designed to expose high school students to poetry by having one poem read aloud in high schools across the country each school day.  Poems are curated by Billy Collins, former poet laureate of the United States.  

Believing in the power of life-long learning as a means of living a full and enriching life, these beginning days of the school year always encourage me to delve into something new, or something familiar, in a deeper way.  Having a passion for the written word, I'm always intrigued by others' thoughts, and use of, language.  

I'm not always able to travel as often, and as far, as I'd like, so I leave this little farm through literature, without even having to depart my comfortable porch, or abandon my steaming cup of coffee. I'm going to be following along with Poetry 180 this year, occasionally sharing my favorites with you.  I'd love to have you travel along with me!  

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  1. Well, that is pretty cool. I'm looking forward to following along.

    1. Neat! I'm happy to have someone interested in the program, too! Maybe I'll learn right along with the high school-ers this year. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week(end).


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