In celebration of National Poetry Month, I will be sharing in each post during April a favorite quote from a favorite poet on poetry. Enjoy!
"I'm often convinced children are quite naturally drawn to poetry provided it's presented in a nonthreatening, playful way. that makes my job pretty easy. chldren love to play with words. They recognize rhyme and make up silly rhyming nonsense at the earliest ages. Older children enjoy drawing fresh analogies. They play easily with alliteration and imagery. - Eric Ode
Complete interview by Sylvia Vardell at Poetry or Children.