Recently, a friend gave me a poem as a gift. What a lovely gesture! To take the time to read and find just the right words to share with someone close to you. This made me think about finding poems to give others as gifts. So I began browsing the poems and words of Naomi Shihab Nye. I love these words from her:
“It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don’t have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.”
I hope that you will find and share words and poems with those you love. Read poems to your students every day!