...or so I've heard...from one of my favorite poets, Naomi Shihab Nye.
I am not sure she would agree were she to read some of my early poetry!
Seriously though, her hope is that today's children will take these words to heart and continue to be poets all their lives.
Listen to these wonderful and inspiring words from Shihab Nye and hear her read this incredible poem of things her son told her: One Boy Told Me
The Children's Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis, recommends...
...Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry
You can check out this and other month's recommendations at the Poetry Foundation Website.
I love this poetry resource and can spend many an hour lost in it's virtual stacks.
Here are some of my favorite videos of poems:
Read by Dave Matthews
The Tropics in New York
Read by Ziggy Marley
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Started Early
Read by Blair Brown