Sunday, August 05, 2007

PTSW: Hearts, Like Doors...

We have a house guest today: our blogging friend Mike Bock. In his honor we present this week a nursery rhyme he learned at the feet of his father, a teacher whose career included many years teaching in a one-room school.

A Poem to Start the Week:
Hearts, Like Doors, Will Ope' With Ease

Hearts, like doors, will ope' with ease,
To very, very little keys,
And don't forget that two of these
Are, "I thank you, sir" and "If you please!"
- anonymous


The series of posts, A Poem to Start the Week, is my little anthology of poetry, many of which I have used with my students in elementary schools during 27 years of teaching.

Previous Poems to Start the Week:
Casey at the BatAlways a RoseHome at Last
Bag of ToolsCarpe DiemPoems About PoetryMan's Best Friend
Spelling is Tough Stough!
Blue MarbleTacks, Splinters, Apples and Stars
Oh, Captain, My Captain!MetaphorIntroducion to Poetry
Loveliest of TreesFlax-Golden TalesThe Dinosaurs Are Not All Dead
Owl PelletsMummy Slept LateJust My Size
The Kindest Things I KnowMiles to GoLove that Brother
Oh, Frabjous Day!

Other Posts about Children's Literature:

The Lion's Paw top kid's OOP book!
Aslan is Dead!
Multiplying People, Rice, and Readers
A Teacher's Life

You can read some of my own efforts at poetry here.
And then there's Alien Invasion.

A weblog dedicated to Poetry for Children.
Watch Sonja Cole's reviews of children's books at
The PBS series
Favorite Poem Project.

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