I'm a riddle in nine syllables,
an elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off.
-Sylvia Plath, from Poem in Your Pocket For Young Kids (Amulet)
Hey Kids! It's National Poetry month! Submit your original poetry and we'll post it on our blog and in our store. Entry forms are located in our children's department. For more information, click here.
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