Which poets/volumes should I read to my newborn?
May 18, 2010 1:59 PM Subscribe
Which poets/volumes should I read to my newborn? Requirements inside.
posted by kitcat to Writing & Language (20 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
When my daughter is born, and even beforehand, I want to read her poetry. I'd love for her to grow up enjoying being read to and enjoying the sound of words.
Ideally, the poems should rhyme and have a meter, be longer rather than shorter, and be entertaining, or edifying, or interesting for me. I have nothing against children's verse, but I can pick that on my own and that will matter more when she's older. For now, I'm looking for 'adult' poetry (Lewis Caroll and Rudyard Kipling certainly count, though). Difficulty: I'm put off by most of the English romantics.