Nby Sylvia Vardell Welcome to a world full of poems—full of rhyme and rhythm, emotion and imagination;
poems about everything from friends and families to feet and fish rain, written by poets from around the world. Share a poem out loud with a friend or read a poem quietly alone.
Start from the beginning or flip to a surprise page. There are poems here for everyone—humorous, serious, short, long, familiar, or brand-new.
Plus, you’ll find activities in the back to help you think, draw, write, and share. Let’s get started!
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
For many of us, life is all about family and friends. Poetry helps us explore these different human relationships.
对我们许多人来说，生活就是家庭和朋友。诗歌帮助我们探索这些不同的人际关系。 New Baby Ralph Fletcher Soon as the baby gets born before she’s two hours old people start dividing her up.
“She has Daddy’s big ears” “Got Grandma’s double chin” “She has my olive eyes” like she’s just a bunch of borrowed parts stitched together.
Well, I just got to hold her. I touched her perfect head and I’ll tell you this: My sister is whole.
我只是想抱着她。我摸了摸她完美的脑袋，告诉你：我妹妹是完整的。 What Will You Choose, Baby? Linda Sue Park Pen for writer. Book for teacher. Bowl of rice keeps hunger at bay.
Coins mean riches, Thread, long life. Cakes for the greedy—push them away! Mama’s laughter, Daddy’s camera.
Grandpa, Grandma, clap and cheer. Hugs abounding. Love surrounding. Celebration! Your first year!