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Your son or daughter will have until January 31st to recite the poem below from memory.  The purpose of this exercise is to gain exposure to poetry, allow an opportunity to study information, and to practice memory retention.  
Thank you for your partnership!

 

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Poem of the Month for January

Please recite to Mrs. Menke by Wednesday, January 31st.

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When the World is Full of Snow

by M.N. Bodecker

 

I never know
just where to go
when all the world
is full of snow.

I do not want
to make a track,
not even
to the shed and back.

I only want
to watch and wait
while snow moths settle
on the gate,

and swarming frost flakes
fill the trees
with billions
of albino bees.

I only want
myself to be
as silent as
a winter tree,

to hear the swirling
stillness grow,
when all the world
is full of snow.