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Student poets, teachers and facilitators who participated in the Rain Poetry workshop at Emlen Elementary pose after the students read their poems at Vernon Park on Saturday, May 20.
With the Philadelphia debut of Rain Poetry, visitors to Vernon Park in Germantown will now find poetry written by students from nearby Emlen Elementary School stenciled on the ground right next to the park’s beautiful rain garden and in front of the steps to the Center in the Park.

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