POETRY FRIDAY! – ANIMALS!

This week I’m looking at National Geographic’s book of animal poetry: With favorites from Robert Frost, Jack Prelutsky, Emily Dickinson, and more: 200 poems with photographs that squeak, soar, and ROAR! edited by J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate. This collection is fantastic both in the poems selected and in the photographs used to portray those poems. It’s the perfect way to introduce animal-crazy kids to poetry!

From this collection I chose a short poem by Benjamin Franklin about one of my favorite insects…..the butterfly!

Butterfly

What is a butterfly?

At best

He’s but a caterpillar

Dressed.

(Benjamin Franklin)

 

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