A Picture (of a poem) is Worth a Thousand Verses

Posted by on May 22, 2013.


I could start by telling you about the beautiful view of Lake Champlain from our corner table. I could then tell you about the endless performances, exhibits, and activities for kids taking place all day.

I could tell you about the throngs of children – of all ages – gathered around our table eagerly awaiting a turn with the magnetic poetry…or about the looks on their faces when they won prizes – like new books (everyone who participated won a prize).

Put a Poem in Your Pocket!

Posted by on April 17, 2013.


Photo credit: http://www.blog.thehoya.com/i-got-a-pocket-got-a-pocket-full-of-poems/

That’s right. Find your favorite poem (even one you wrote), scribble it on a piece of paper, and put it in your pocket when you get dressed tomorrow morning.

Thursday, April 18 is national Poem in Your Pocket Day, and we’d love for you to join us as we celebrate here at the CLiF office.

Pop Guns! And Bicycles! Roller Skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And Plums!

Posted by on December 14, 2012.

Christmas cards! Wrapping! Cookies! And toys!
Ornaments! Concerts! Family! And noise!
Oh what a season to be someone’s mother
Making some magic for your kids and others.

The late nights of wrapping and shopping and baking
Struggling in the dark morning hours of waking
Wishing for peace, but racing instead
Fending off “helpers” who won’t go to bed.