For the last day of National Poetry Month, I give you Billy Collins' "animated poetry." I've posted these before and will probably post them again in the future. He is one of the most accessible of our living poets and this animated poetry is fantastic and perfect for introducing folks to poetry who think it's over their head.
Billy Collins is the gateway drug to a life of enjoying poetry. I tell folks to start with him if you don't know where to start. Here his animated poem, "Forgetfulness."
Listen to this interview of Billy Collins by Christy Tennant of International Arts Mission (IAM). You should subscribe to the IAM podcast. One of the best things on the arts from a perspective of faith out there.
Also check out the most touching Billy Collins poem (to me) "The Lanyard." It's something I like to point to each April in remembrance of my Mom, who died of cancer in April of 2007.