Miscellaneous Monday – Poetry Month

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s the middle of April! How can this be?! We have been getting a lot of rain lately, which is good. But, I have to admit, I’m wishing for a stretch of sunny days.

April is Poetry Month here in the USA. Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to create of habit of spending just 5–10 minutes reading a little poetry each day. I’m still working on making that a daily part of my life, but I sure do enjoy it when I can make it happen.

Poetry Month began in 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. It now has the support of many other organizations including the government, art societies, poets, and educational leaders. Several countries honor this month-long celebration, including the United States of America, Canada, and Great Britain. However, the month when the celebration takes place differs between countries. Poetry Month has a variety of aims including raising awareness of poetry in the media and schools, encouraging people to read, and highlighting the achievements of poets.

People wanting to participate in Poetry Month can read poetry, write their own poetry, buy poetry books or make a donation to the Academy of American Poets. Parents and those working in an education role can encourage children to become involved in Poetry Month by studying different aspects of poetry in a fun, interactive and educational way.

Our designers here at SSD are so good at coming up with unique/quirky kit names, and I love when I can identify the poem or song that a kit name comes from. At first, I thought I might show you some of those beautiful kits. But, then, I remembered how much I love to create layouts that feature poems or song lyrics (which are poems, right?). So, I decided to browse the gallery and find layouts from our community members that highlight a favorite song or poem. Here’s just a taste of what I found:

I’m sure there are so many more beautiful and inspiring poetry layouts in the gallery. Take some time today to browse around and leave some love for a few that catch your eye. And then, sit down and scrap one of your favorite poems. And, of course, don’t forget to share your layouts with all of us.

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