Poems We Love
December 07, 2010
Let’s talk about poetry for a moment. WAIT! DON’T RUN AWAY! We’re only talking. Why is it that we love poems like "The Night Before Christmas" and "Casey at the Bat", and yet worry over the poems our teachers ask us to read? We love the rhythm, the pace, the musicality, the rhyme, and the stories of these and similar poems. The more challenging poems have all that too. Why not try some more "serious" poetry: just listen to the music of it; feel the rhythm, and picture the images they present. That should be fun enough, but as you reread it, more things may happen in your mind. Why not check out the poetry section of your library (808 to 821 in the Adult Non-Fiction section). Lots of great stuff there.