National Poetry Month 

This month marks National Poetry Month, which began as a celebration of poetry by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.  Today it is celebrated by poets, booksellers, librarians, teachers, organizations and poetry enthusiasts every April as a way to bring attention to the art of poetry and extend its place in popular culture.

In honor of this event, we revisit a classic poem by Shel Silverstein:


Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.

 

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.

 

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,

For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

The place where the sidewalk ends.

Want a fun way to celebrate National Poetry Month?  Poets.org gives us, “30 Ways to Celebrate”. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

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