36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read - Great List! This would be an awesome project for a Language arts class-- assign students to find a poem that means something to them, have a poetry reading, and compile them into an anthology with their comments in it. This would be awesome for a teacher to hold on to year after year.
Hearing your words, and not a word among them/ Tuned to my liking, on a salty day/ When inland woods were pushed by winds that flung them/ Hissing to leeward like a ton of spray,/ I thought how off Matinicus the tide/ Came pounding in, came running though the Gut,/ While from the Rock the warning whistle cried,/ And children whimpered and the doors blew shut;/ [...] excerpt from Sonnet XXXVI, Edna St. Vincent Millay. click through for complete poem