The theme focused on children’s books that rhyme and song lyrics in different types of music with poetic content and rhyming endings. From classical guitar to light rock — the romanticism of the guitar music, the rhythm and emotional factors of country and the cool beat of light rock, R&B, jazz and classical music were all brought to the table, with the poetic beauty of each piece emphasized, showing clearly that poetry and music are connected in a major way. One of the guests, Angela Lewis, read the lyrics from the song “After You’ve Gone By” sung by Turner Layton and written by Harry Creamer.
The guests read children’s books aloud to emphasize poetry, which was presented and read aloud with rhythm and animation. The children’s section of the library is full of poetic children’s books. An old favorite, read by Marcus Moreno, was “The Stinky Cheese Man”; Megan Gaitan read “The Pancake Collector”; Jonathan DeLeon read “Pelican’s Chorus”; and Marivel Moreno read “Auilita’s Lap” from “Poems For Children.”
Two new poets were discovered this month. Rafael Gomez and Natalie Vrazel both read aloud their poems about love.
The group planned a Christmas gathering for next month’s café on Dec. 16 from 7 to 8:30 at the library. Each guest selected a favorite animal to write about which will be read aloud. Christmas fun and goodies will be available for all who attend.
All poetry lovers are invited to this free event. For more information, call Natalie at 542-9743.