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Looking for suggestions - Poetry

I admit I know NOTHING about poetry. Sure I have some favorite poems from stuff I read in high school and college, but my tastes never really went toward poetry when I was a teenager. Now my 14 year old niece, Chicken, has expressed and interest. Mom asked me for suggestions and I've drawn a blank. Any ideas? I gave the girls some of the Shel Silverstein books a few years ago and they both liked them.

Other aspects of Chicken: She's a tomboy who plays catcher for her softball team and she just started work as the "salad girl" at an italian resturant.

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jaine_parr
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Dorothy Parker
Rudyard Kipling
Any anthology of poetry
kfitzwarin
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Robert Service
Longfellow
James Whitcomb Riley
Wordsworth
Walt Whitman
(and I'll second Jaine's rec for Kipling)
Ogden Nash
strawberrykaren
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
Billy Collins
ee cummings
and will second both jaine_parr's suggestion of Dorothy Parker and kfitzwarin's suggestion of Odgen Nash
sskipstress
Dec. 1st, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
Limericks and Cat haiku. OK, so I'm not much into poetry. Though John Donne is one I liked more than hated in the poetry I've had to read through the years.
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