Rainy days are so cozy and lazy. They always feel like days where you can recharge your batteries. On this rainy day, I remembered a poem I use to do with my students in class. April is poetry month and I use to love delving into poems. I loved opening their eyes to the different interpretations. (Due to all of this Common Core nonsense, I am not even sure if they still have time for a poetry unit. So sad.)

Here is one of my favorite poems:

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April Rain Song by: Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

 

It just gives you that warm fuzzy feeling when you read it. And Langston Hughes was an amazing poet! Here is one more of his poems:

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Dreams by: Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Hopefully these poems will get you through this dreary day. And if you happen to be part of a beautiful sunny day, I hope these poems add to the beauty of your day :).

Let me know your favorite Langston Hughes poem. Or any poem that inspires you :).

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