When Billy Collins was the United States Poet Laureate, he encouraged schools to read a poem a day: no analysis, no writing assignments, only the pure nourishment of experiencing a poem. See him at Poetry 180. Isn’t that a wonderful title? Students get about 180 days of school, and a 180 degree shift in how most of them have experienced poetry in the past.

Here’s one for all students who ask, “Did I miss anything?”

Tom Wayman’s poem, Did I Miss Anything?

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