At home, we have made it a habit to read poetry almost daily. Thanks to Amblesideonline.org, we have discovered classic poets, and have enjoyed and even memorized, beautiful poems.
We have read A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Walter de la Mare, Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Eugene Field, William Blake, James Whitcombe Riley, and most informal poetry by Prelutsky; our favorite from him is The Dragons Are Singing Tonight.
We also enjoy poetry in Spanish. Lorca for children, Alma Flor Ada, and to me, one of the best poets and not only for children, Juan Ramón Jiménez. As they grow into teens, I will present them with Quevedo's sonnets, they are perfect for that age.
Last year we read some of this poetry from our Kindle, but as I find some of these poets and their books, and budget allows me, I buy the physical books.
Most of these renown poets, already in the public domain, have had several different printings of their work and also a wide array of illustrators. W. Heath Robinson has illustrated a lovely copy of this book. We opted for Louise Brierley's illustrations. A contemporary with a style we enjoy.
Reading poetry is extremely easy and highly enjoyable and rewarding, and it can be free. Start today!