Why read poetry?
Poetry is all around us. Songs use poetry. Commercials use poetry to capture your attention. Poetry can be satisfying to your soul. It helps bring back memories. Poetry can be serious, funny, quirky, lovely, thought provoking, inspirational, spiritual, historical, joyful, sad, comforting, spans the ages, meant to be read, meant to be sung, and great with a cup of tea. You could probably add more descriptive words for poetry.
We have included a wide variety of poetic works below. There are bools for all ages. We hope you can enjoy them. In this lists of poetry books we have even included a few "How to write poetry" and "How to memorize" selections to help you get your own or your child's creative juices flowing.
"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8