Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!
Today’s poem is from Nikki Giovanni’s book of poems titled Make Me Rain.
Everything But the Water
my red plaidish swimsuit
blue sandals
suntan lotion to keep me safe
potato chips
chocolate chip cookies
lemonade but no ice
Mommy’s old blanket
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
In case I finish Surf’s Up
the grass Daddy cut yeterday
and lots of sun
the only thing missing
is the ocean
oh well
maybe next year
This book can be found in the Island Free Library
collection, upstairs under call number 811.6 GIO.
Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!