How to Teach Poetry

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First it is learned:

Haikus, Lymrics, Ballads.

Then it is read:

Shakespeare, Dickinson, Frost. 

Last it is recited:

"Sonnett 116," " Broken Promises," "Dulce et Decroum est." 

It becomes written in cards:

Birthdays, Mother's days, Get Well Soons.

It becomes scribbled in notbeooks:

Out of boredom, sadness, love.

And finally it becomes crafted:

To bring peace to hearts, insight to memories, thoughts to life.

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