Favorite Poetry Click here to visit some really cool poetry websites! Poetry has special meaning for me. I can remember being in elementary school and we had to each pick one poem to memorize and recite to the class. Believe it or not, speaking to my class as a student was petrifying for me! But I really enjoyed looking for the poem in all sorts of poetry books and finding the "perfect" one. Some of these poems I still remember by heart.
I also remember a few summers when my mom would put a poem on our refrigerator and we (my brother, sister, and I) would have to memorize it. It was sort of like a contest between us because I always wanted to know the poem the first and the best! One of the poems that I memorized that summer was, "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer. As it turns out, years later I found out that this was a famous poem and poet! I still remember this poem and I have come across it a few times, including on the game show, Jeopardy! Too bad I wasn't a contestant on the show!
My all-time favorite book of poems is, "Where Fish Go in Winter", by Amy Goldman Koss. She wrote a book of poems about mysteries such as what clouds feel like, where fish go in winter, how does popcorn pop, and many more. The unique part about this book is that she was able to answer these questions in poems that even rhyme! What talent!