Sunday, May 20, 2012

Children's Lit-Spiration: The Dream Keeper

I promised more non-Seuss inspiration, so I['m delivering! Here's a little inspiration for those of you chasing your hopes and dreams, a message that might be especially relevant for our recent grads. By the way, if you're looking for a great children's poetry anthology, I highlight recommend The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury with poems selected by Jack Prelutsky, one of my personal favorite poets. We used Janet Schulman's The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury in our children's lit class and didn't focus a lot on poetry, but if the course is offered in the future, this would be my go-to text for examining poetry for children. Enjoy!

Bring me all of your dreams, 
You dreamers, 
Bring me all of you
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers 
Of the world.
--Langston Hughes, "The Dream Keeper"

1 comment:

  1. Ah this is cool. Kind of reminds me of the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Tomas?). Have you ever heard of him? I think maybe you'd like his work c:

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