“How awkward when playing with glue”

By Constance Levy b. 1931 Constance Levy
How awkward when playing with glue
To suddenly find out that you
    Have stuck nice and tight
    Your left hand to your right
In a permanent how-do-you-do!

Constance Levy, “How awkward when playing with glue ...” from Knock at a Star, edited by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy (Boston: Little, Brown, 1999). Reprinted with the permission of the author.

Source: Knock at a Star (1999)

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Poet Constance Levy b. 1931

Subjects Activities, School & Learning

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Children’s poet and educator Constance Levy earned degrees at Washington University and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Known for its careful attention to external and internal rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and assonance, Levy’s work frequently takes encounters with the natural world as its subject. By drawing on her own childhood encounters, Levy re-experiences the world through verse in the fresh and exuberant ways that . . .

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SUBJECT Activities, School & Learning

Poetic Terms Limerick

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