Go to http://www.poetryfoundation.org/browse/ and
snoop around! Browse through poems randomly or refine your search on
the left-hand side. You can read by poet, by region, by topic, by
season, by form -- there are lots of ways to sort the poetry.
Your task is to read a half-dozen or more poems and find one that you
like -- one that draws your attention, makes you smile, reminds you of
something... It doesn't matter what attracts you to the poem, but keep
reading until you find one that does. Then do two things:
Briefy explain what drew your attention and why; be as specific as possible.
Cut and paste a clickable link to the poem (easiest to copy the url
from your browser). This way, your classmates and I can read the poem
NOTE: Some of the more famous poets have biographies linked if you're
interested. Sometimes I think it's good to read a poem without any
context at all; other times, I want to know more about a poet's
background to help me better understand what I'm reading. I will leave
this up to you.