“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” – William Wordsworth
Poetry is a type of writing in which words are carefully arranged to create rhythm. In many ways, a poem is just like a song. It is a creative form of expression, where the language and the tone add colors to the words and make it interesting to read, recite and hear. Some well-known Indian poets are Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Mira Bai and Kabir Das among others.
Nursery rhymes are also a form of simple poems. The rhythms are so exciting that children love to dance and move while singing those rhymes. Some poems are fun to act out also. Have you heard of this one?
The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain
and the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.