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?”