Katie is a first grade student at Briarwood Elementary in Olathe, Kansas: My school, Briarwood Elementary, is celebrating a poetry week, May 9-13, 2011. We will be doing all kinds of activities that include speakers, poets, contests, memorization, dress-as-a-character day, programs, etc. We also would like to fill the halls with favorite poems from people around Kansas City, the United States, and the world! Did you have a favorite poem when you were a child or do you have a favorite poem now?
Tomie: My favorite poem as a child was "The Children's Hour," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. www.bartleby.com/42/788.html
My favorite poem now is "Pied Beauty," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. www.bartleby.com/122/13.html