In honor of National Poetry month, I rounded up a group of poem books that I have loved.
Judge Tenderly of Me by Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet. I love her surprises, the dashes she puts everywhere and the imperfect rhymes. This is a slim gift book made by Hallmark. Any collection of Emily Dickinson will be good. A lot of Emily’s poems are about nature or inner workings of her mind.
You Come Too by Robert Frost. This is my second favorite poet. He mostly writes nature poems that often have a deeper meaning.
Sitting by my Laughing Fire by Ruth Bell Graham. These poems range from nature to family and religious topics.
A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year edited by Jane McMorland Hunter. I started this book in January and hope to read it all by the end of the year. Most poems are one page and written by poets from long ago. It’s been great so far.
Sing A Song of Popcorn. A collection of poems for children with poems about animals, feelings, weather and more.
A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. This book includes well-known and lesser-known poems by Mr. Stevenson. Some you may have memorized in school.
Who is your favorite poet?