Remember how dry and boring required books were in school? You probably never wanted to read those books ever again, but I encourage you to give it a try. You\u2019ll probably get a lot more out of these classic poems now than you did as a student, whether you were the All Star or slacker. Here are a few classic poems you\u2019ll probably appreciate now to celebrate World Poetry Day: "From Sonnet 18" by Shakespeare Photo: tweetspeakpoetry.com \u201cShall I compare thee to a summer\u2019s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer\u2019s lease hath all too short a date:\u201d "From The Iliad" by Homer Photo: pbs.org \u201cGenerations of men are like the leaves. In winter, winds blow them down to earth, but then, when spring season comes again, the budding wood grows more. And so with men: one generation grows, another dies away.\u201d "From Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman Photo: photoseed.com \u201cI celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.\u201d \u00a0 "Because I could not stop for death\u201d by Emily Dickinson Photo: youtube.com "Because I could not stop for Death-- He kindly stopped for me-- The Carriage held but just Ourselves-- And Immortality. We slowly drove--He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility" "From Home Thoughts from the Sea" by Robert Browning Photo: beamingnotes.com "Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay; Bluish, \u2018mid the burning water, full in lace Trafalgar lay;"