Day 4 of Blogtober 2018, has the theme of Ditty, as it is National Poetry Day. You can find out more about Poetry Day here
This year the theme for National Poetry Day is Change, there is a huge list of poems along this topic here which will be added to daily.
Whether you love poetry or hate it, there is always some form of poetry in something we read or think about each day. My Daughter has a natural flair for poetry, and could write a poem so easily. She has even had her poetry published in a book and a certificate with her poem printed on it.
I was looking through the list of recommended poems, thinking I will choose one, and ended up reading them all and finding it was a harder job to choose one after all.
In the end I chose The Seedling by Paul Laurence Dunbar
As a quiet little seedling
Lay within its darksome bed,
To itself it fell a–talking,
And this is what it said:
“I am not so very robust,
But I ‘ll do the best I can;”
And the seedling from that moment
Its work of life began.
So it pushed a little leaflet
Up into the light of day,
To examine the surroundings
And show the rest the way.
The leaflet liked the prospect,
So it called its brother, Stem;
Then two other leaflets heard it,
And quickly followed them.
To be sure, the haste and hurry
Made the seedling sweat and pant;
But almost before it knew it
It found itself a plant.
The sunshine poured upon it,
And the clouds they gave a shower;
And the little plant kept growing
Till it found itself a flower.
Little folks, be like the seedling,
Always do the best you can;
Every child must share life’s labor
Just as well as every man.
And the sun and showers will help you
Through the lonesome, struggling hours,
Till you raise to light and beauty
Virtue’s fair, unfading flowers.
Do you like poetry? Which is your favourite poem?
In case you missed them you can find previous posts