Poem: Why We Should Talk to Children | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It

Poem: Why We Should Talk to Children 

Why We Should Talk to Children

I just love poetry, she said,
how many poets are there?
Oh, a jillion, I said, maybe more.
That's a lot of poets.
You could double that in a year or two.
The number grows moment by moment,
like the national debt.
Why so many?
I guess people have a need, I said.
We need a poets clock,
like the one about debt they have on TV.
You bet, I said
They say, you bet, all the time in Arizona.
There's poetry right there, I said.
Listen to people talking,
speaking poetry they are.
About that poets clock, she said,
it would be about how much we owe them.

Speaking of...

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Poetry

Readers' Favorites

Chronogram on Instagram