Sparkly Book

Poetry is Fancy

My sister, who teaches high school English, had to leave home for a meeting with a visiting poet.

Her young daughter asked, “What’s the meeting about?”

My sister answered, “Poetry.”

“What’s poetry, mommy?”

How do you explain poetry to a child whose stories all rhyme? My sister answered, “It’s when you take nice words and put them together in fancy ways.”

My niece thought about it and then asked, “Does it have sparkles on it?”

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