Category Archives: Poetry

TCS: Throw Your Dreams Into Space – Kite Flying Day

  . .   Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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A Poem for Chopsticks Day

David Booth lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is a Professor Emeritus at OISE/University of Toronto. A bestselling author and renowned educator, he has written many poetry anthologies for young people, including ‘Til All the Stars have Fallen and Dr. Knickerbocker and Other Rhymes, … Continue reading

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A Poem for Homemade Soup Day

Daniel Nyikos was born in Germany into a U.S. military family. His mother is Hungarian and his father is an American of Hungarian descent. The family moved a lot during his early school years, mostly in America and the Netherlands. … Continue reading

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TCS: Langston Hughes – For Livin’ I Was Born

   Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “I am so … Continue reading

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A Poem for Street Children’s Day

In Austria, today is Street Children’s Day, but there are street children everywhere. If children really are our future, then every child should have enough to eat, a safe place to sleep, clothes that fit and protect from the weather, … Continue reading

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To Kiss the World Good-bye – In Memorium

January 27th is International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims. Hana Volavková (1904-1985) was the only curator of the Central Jewish Museum to survive World War II. She collected and edited poems, letters, and drawings in a book called I … Continue reading

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TCS: For All That – Songs for Burns Night

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MORE Amanda Gorman – On Her Audition for ‘The Lion King’

Amanda Gorman is now a global ‘phenomenal woman’ – but she hasn’t always been recognised for her remarkable talents. To see her tell the story of her audition for Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ click:

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Amanda Gorman Reads ‘The Hill We Climb’

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‘The Hill We Climb’ – Poetry Returns to the Presidential Inauguration

Second inauguration of President Barack Obama There have been five poems delivered by their poets at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, all of them Democrats. It began when John F. Kennedy asked Robert Frost to read his poem “The Gift Outright” … Continue reading

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