Children Reading and Writing Poetry...
In Gaslight Alley
Boys and girls from the Community Learning Center, 1611 N. Ft. Harrison Ave., took pen in hand and wrote original poetry for the first downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk to be held on April 19th. "The hotel is a toy box," wrote Dakota Frank, age 8, and "the rainbow turns into a river up in the sky." Elizabeth Ann Gubola, age 6, provided a poem about riding a lion. "I hold onto the lion’s hair. My hair blows in the wind" Andi Menal, age 11, wrote about a girl who wore glasses that made the world look like a waterfall, but when she took them off, everything disappeared. In 7 year old Christian Nopal’s poem, "Spiders turn into buttons, "leaves turn into flowers, and the moon turns into the sun."
The youth poetry segment, on April 19, led by writer -storyteller, Elyse Aronson, known as Mz Goose, the Modern Day Mother Goose was a success. Teachers, parents and caregivers were encouraged to have their children write poetry and come and read it that day. Elyse, who has taught poetry for years at various venues, would be glad to help you get your children involced in future events.
Elyse advises, " Writing poetry enhances creativity, builds self esteem and is just plain fun."
For more information contact Elyse at 727 446-5400.