Boys are brave; boys are adventurous; boys are daring; boys are bold.
How I wish Billy Collins' poetry had been around then. All my students would have loved it, fresh faced girls and skeptical boys. His subtle, understated, humorous poetry is made for young people. And when he makes a point, touches your heart, shows you what's good in the world, you are so ready to receive it, it rushes right on in. I have seen classrooms full of kids of all ages, but especially teenagers (yes, girls and boys) unabashedly gush over his poetry.
For a great treat watch a three year old recite Billy Collins' poem Litany from memory.