Poem Share #15: Eileen Meyer Presents "Best Use of An Accessory"


POEM SHARE: Children's poets from across the county presenting their favorite poems for Poetry Month and beyond!

When you picture Abraham Lincoln, you probably imagine him wearing a stovepipe hat.  But did you know that he used that hat in an unexpected way? In this Poem Share of "Best Use of An Accessory: Lincoln's Stovepipe Hat Speaks Out," children's author and poet Eileen Meyer, explains the clever way Lincoln used his famous accessory.  This poem is in the form of a mask or persona poem, or a poem written from the point of view of an object, animal, or person other than the poet.

Want to learn more fun and unusual facts about the 16th president of the United States? Check out Eileen Meyer's poetry collection The Superlative A. Lincoln. 

Enjoy more poems by Eileen Meyer and other poets in the anthology And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems, edited by Heidi Bee Roemer and Carol-Ann Hoyte. This anthology includes a mix of thoughtful and humorous poems on all things athletic. 

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  1. Clever poetry collection. Love the information and presentation.

  2. I learned something new--delightful, Eileen!

  3. Wonderful video and introduction to your book. Ordering a copy now for my grandchildren! We visited his fantastic presidential library in Springfield, Illinois. Love your concept for this book. Just learning about you and your work here and am thrilled about that, Eileen and Michelle.
    Janet Clare F.


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