That perches in the soul
And sings the tune
Without the words,And never stops at all. - Emily Dickenson
I like to teach my children poetry. For in a few lines, guideposts can be given and learned. No lectures needed. No long discussions. Just simple words that can inspire and be easily recalled and remembered.
I can not pull the bumps out of the way for my children. I can just give them a road map...and say don't worry...we all sometimes hit the pot holes in the road. You will make it through.
Here are a few favourites:
If by Rudyard Kipling
Invictus by W.E. Henley
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Magic by Shel Silverstein
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost