Monday, 1 February 2010

5th Annual Poetry for Brigid Event

Feel free to copy the following to your blog/facebook/website and spread the word. Let poetry bless the blogosphere once again!

"New Kitten" by Shirley Hughes

WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading
WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2010
WHERE: Your blog
WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day
HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.
RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on this post. Please pass this invitation on.

Being a Mum the poem I have chosen comes from a children's book by Shirley Hughes.
Deciding on a poem was difficult as J has lots of books with lots of poems but this one seems appropriate for the time of year as does the illustration above so I will read it with J later....


"Spring is coming! With promising patches
of blue; and sunlight suddenly catches
A gleaming rooftop, where sparrows in batches
Flirt and flutter and pipe up snatches
Of hopeful song;

And windows are opened on stuffy rooms,
There's a shaking of mats and a flurry of brooms.
And it's lighter in the longer afternoons,
And boys on bikes whistle cheerful tunes.
It won't be long!"

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