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Poetry In Pictures

Poetry and art go hand in hand.

Take a look at the artwork that appears
to the right.  Each of these works of art
is housed in the collection of the world-
famous Corcoran Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C. and The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.  Click on the images to
learn more about each work of art.

Get creative! Poetry, like a great
work of art, can inspire emotions and
feelings within you. Think about the
emotions that you feel when you look
at this artwork. Think about the words
that you would use to describe those
feelings.

Send in your poems online. Your poems
can be in any style. Short or long, free
verse or rhyme — anything goes! Just
express yourself! A selection of poems
will be posted on this website for the
whole world to enjoy.  

Check out these poetry websites to help
you get started on your writing:

Poetry For Kids
http://www.poetry4kids.com/

Poetry Links
http://www.poetry4kids.com/links.html

Creative Writing for Kids http://kidswriting.miningco.com/

Alpha Phi Alpha Basketball Team
James VanDerZee

American Gothic
Grant Wood

Ground Swell
Edward Hopper

Love of Winter
George Wesley Bellows

Poor Artist's Cupboard
Charles Bird King

Study for Swing Landscape
Stuart Davis

The Actors...
(attributed to) Katsukawa Shunsho

The Dance Class
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

The Old Guitarist
Pablo Picasso

The Turmoil of Conflict
Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel

Welcome Home
J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

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