Quotation by Marguerite Kelly

Just as all children's books shouldn't be read by children (nor by anyone else), neither should children read only children's books. Every young child should be exposed to poetry—good adult poetry—not only to learn to appreciate the rhythm of its sophisticated beat (as opposed to the amusing, political doggerel of Mother Goose) but because poetry has the scope and precision to conjure pictures that prose can seldom paint.
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