Tag Archives: national poetry month

  1. Ode to Tacos Del Julio

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    April 4, 2014 by astephens2013

    Oh, tacos del Julio, you are the object of my nine lives! You are always hot and ready! You always …
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  2. Tennessee Song of Myself

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    April 3, 2014 by astephens2013

    I am the dark blue river the stars in the black night the elephant rider in the night the wind …
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  3. Giraffe

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    April 2, 2014 by WITS Editor

    At the zoo I saw a giraffe. He was as tall as a building. I wanted to slide down his …
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  4. Silver

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    April 1, 2014 by WITS Houston

    You are the feeling of the moon’s soft beams that light up the starry night. You are the sliver of …
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  5. April is National Poetry Month!

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    March 31, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tomorrow is the start of A Poem a Day, a month-long celebration of poetry by Houston children. Each weekday we will send out a poem …
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  6. Land of the Lone Star

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    April 30, 2013 by WITS Editor

    Leaving land of lone star of heat, humidity, and horses on a huge white bird over open ocean in night’s …
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  7. Ish Poem

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    April 29, 2013 by WITS Editor

    In the dark-ish night, deep in the city, the sunset made blue-ish, orange reflections in the calm river. The boats …
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