Kids’ Poetry: Lost in Translation?

I am currently reading a book that contains a number of poems translated from other languages. This got me thinking about the process of translating poetry; how difficult it must be not only to execute a translation, but for the original writer to have written a poem worth translating in the first place. Simple rhymes

To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure

Five reasons why I am posting this video and link:

It involves poetry. It is insanely creative. It is insane. It perfectly embodies my four most deeply held values: Humor, Empathy, Logic, and Passion (HELP!) It proves that taking a unique approach to a project or problem can achieve amazing and unexpected results.

New Poem: Flag At Half-Mast

At my baseball poetry outpost, The Hardball Times, I just published a new concrete poem dedicated to Marvin Miller, legendary MLB Players Association leader who passed away on Tuesday, 11/27/2012, at age 95. The poem is called “Flag At Half-Mast”. Please click through to read it if you have a moment. Thank you. -Ed