Here is a strange thing. Once a year, in April, I send out to interested people a poem a day to celebrate poetry month. Folks tell me that they enjoy reading the poems, and our poetry month celebration is one of their favorite times. But when I ask them if they are reading poems at other times, they often say no. Why aren’t we reading more poetry when we obviously enjoy it?
I have no good answer to that question, but I can provide you with some links that will provide you great poems:
If you’re new to poetry and would like some recommendations, here are some of my favorite poets (in no particular order):
But the best way to start reading poetry is to pick up an anthology and just let certain poems speak to you. For they certainly will.