Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are intended to be listened to, and I suggest that all members of the school community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be following the end of daily announcements over the public address system.
By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
His fingers make a hat about his head.
He loops in crazy figures half the night
But when he brushes up against a screen,
For something is amiss or out of place