March 20, 2009
In honor of World Poetry Day (March 21), I’d like to share a poem I wrote when I was 9 years old:
Now I’m happy,
I’m really having fun,
yelling to everyone!
“Happy” actually won an honorable mention award in a national poetry contest (not bad for a fourth-grader). Watch out, Walt Whitman …
Although I’ve gotten away from writing poetry, I still enjoy reading it very much. And I’ll be sure to take some time on March 21 to read some of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson, Shel Silverstein, and Billy Collins.
Here’s wishing you all a “Happy” World Poetry Day!