Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!


Today’s poem is from Mary Oliver’s book of poems titled Dog Songs.




You’re like a little wild thing

that was never sent to school.

Sit, I say, and you jump up.

Come, I say, and you go galloping down the sand

to the nearest dead fish

with which you perfume your sweet neck.

It is summer.

How many summers does a little dog have?


Run, run, Percy.

This is our school.


This book can be found in the Island Free Library collection, upstairs under call number 811.54 OLI.

Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!