When I think poetry, my first thoughts turn to the poetry of Langston Hughes.
I particularly love Hughes' emphasis on dreams in his poetry. Setting goals and working towards those goals despite obstacles resonate with me both personally and professionally.
Educators, as well as poets, help keep dreams alive.
The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes
Bring me all of your dreams,
Bring me all of your
That I may wrap them in blue-cloud cloth
Away from the the too rough fingers
Of the world.