To get the year started right, I give you my favorite poem from childhood, as read by the person who read it to me: my father, or Papa, as he is more affectionately known. (Blog goal for 2010: video once a week!)
It's just a funny list poem -- "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" by Shel Silverstein. And to me, then and now, it's magically creative and funny and inspiring. The drawing in WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS is pretty awesome too. Enjoy!
For other poetry today, Mary Lee has roundup at A Year of Reading.