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April Is Poetry Month

CLICK AROUND ON THIS INTERACTIVE POSTER TO DISCOVER SOME WONDERFUL POETRY AND POETRY WRITING TIPS

The Importance of Poetry

Poem in Your Pocket

 

Inspiration

"The Japanese have a word for it: saku-taku-no-ki.

Saku–the special sound a mother hen makes tapping on an egg with her beak.
Taku–the sound a chick makes tapping from within.
No-ki–the moment the tappings come together.
Saku-taku-no-ki–the instant a chick pecking on the inside and the mother pecking on the outside reach the same spot. The egg cracks open. New life emerges.

In just that way a story begins, with a physical tapping on the outside: a line of a song that won’t leave your head, an article in the newspaper that strikes a chord, a fragment of conversation that loops endlessly, a photograph or painting that touches you deeply, a repeating dream. And then the answering emotion that taps within, sometimes days, weeks, years later. The moment they come together, the story starts."

                                                                                                                                    --Jane Yolen-Author

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