Heart Poems for the ESOL or ABE Classroom

Idea for the Classroom

The following poems speak from the heart but avoid sentimentality. Find the full text on the Web site listed.

“I Carry Your Heart With Me”

by e.e. cummings

www.americanpoems.com/poets/eecummings/11913

“The Heart’s Counting Knows Only One”

by Jane Hirshfield

www.poetry-chaikhana.com/H/HirshfieldJa/HeartsCounti.htm

“If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking”

by Emily Dickenson

This article first appeared in Field Notes, a publication of SABES.

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