Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Poetry
Poetry, you either love it or you hate it.Sometimes you get it sometimes you don’t. Even when you don’t get it you pretend like you do because you don’t want to look like a jerk who doesn’t understand poetry, right? As long as it rhymes, I like it. Everyone needs a poem in their pocket, right?
On the Bus with Rosa Parks, Poems by Rita Dove
The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves by Gwendolyn Brooks
Poetry for Young People by Langston Hughes
Guess who wrote this poem?
The crocodile cried. The lion sighed. The leopard sneered. The jaguar jeered. The antelope shouted. The panther pouted. Everyone screamed “We never dreamed that ever could be in history a tiger who loves to wear white gloves.”