"He liked the word - its smallness, its density, the way it rose up at the end as if it had wings. Poetry."
-Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
April is National Poetry Month, what a wonderful excuse to share poems with youth! Story poems filled with adventure and glee, short bite-sized poems to fit in your pocket, classic poems to carry them through school, poems that rhyme and will forever be stuck in your head, and so many more! Language is beautiful and poetry is a wonderful way to encourage youth to play with words.