February 11th, 2017
I love the rhythm and language of the poem "A Negro Love Song" by Paul Dunbar. It seems fitting to share given that Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it’s Black History Month. Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) was born in Ohio. He wrote poems, plays and novels in both English and Historical Black […]
January 27th, 2014
Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I wanted to post this little love poem called "A Scrawl" by James Whitcomb Riley. You can listen to a recording of it below and read along with the poem. MP3 Recording of A Scrawl A Scrawl By James Whitcomb Riley I want to sing something– but […]
February 13th, 2013
MP3 of Love Is Enough Love Is Enough By William Morris Love is enough: though the World be a-waning, And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining, Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder, Though the hills be held shadows, and […]
Here’s the poem, Poet To His Love by Maxwell Bodenheim (1892-1954) with an mp3 recording… MP3 of Poet to His Love 2nd Recording of Poet to His Love Poet to His Love An old silver church in a forest Is my love for you. The trees around it Are words that I have stolen from […]
February 12th, 2013
Sometimes, life is grand because of that one perfect moment, like in the poem below… MP3 of Jenny kiss’d Me Jenny kiss’d Me By Leigh Hunt Jenny kiss’d me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in! Say I’m […]
February 12th, 2012
Here’s the poem A Valentine by Matilda Betham Edwards: A Valentine What shall I send my love today When all the woods attune to love, And I would show the lark and dove That I can love as well as they? … I’ll send a kiss, for that would be The quickest sent, the lightest […]
January 30th, 2012
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, here’s a poem called "Valentine Song" written by Robert Argyle Campbell with an MP3 recording. MP3 of Valentine Song Valentine Song Dearest, let these roses In their purity, Be a present symbol Of my love for thee. Underneath the blossom Thorns are sure to grow; Take heed lest you touch […]
February 12th, 2011
Here’s some material to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day. Feel free to share your traditions with us in the comments below or by emailing me. Happy Valentine’s Day! xo Mama Lisa
February 8th, 2011
Valentine’s Day for Kids in the US In the US, kids celebrate Valentine’s Day in grade school. They give Valentines to each other. These are little cards, often flat. Often they will attach a little piece of candy to each Valentine to give to their classmates. Nowadays, children are asked to give a Valentine to […]
January 25th, 2011
Valentines is a poem about a boy giving and receiving a Valentine card through the mail. Sweet! MP3 of the Poem Valentines Valentines by Ellen D. Masters The wind was blowing down our street, And it was snowing some; But I watched from the chilly porch To see the postman come. Across the street to […]
January 16th, 2011
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We’re posting poems about love that can be given in a letter, a card, or simply read for Valentine’s Day. Below you can read and listen to A Red, Red Rose from the Scottish poet Robert Burns. He wrote the New Year’s poem and song Auld Lang Syne. […]
January 13th, 2011
Valentine’s Day is only a month away. Here’s a sweet poem that you have a month to memorize! If Apples Were Pears If Apples Were Pears And peaches were plums And the rose had a different name If tigers were bears And fingers were thumbs I’d love you just the same. -Anonymous Hooray for love! […]
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