In the past, I've sometimes connected National Poetry Month with the Once Upon a Time Challenge. It is a way to celebrate both poetry and fairy tales.
Beauty and the Beast: An Anniversary
by Jane Yolen
It is winter now,
and the roses are blooming again,
their petals bright against the snow.
My father died last April;
my sisters no longer write,
except at the turning of the year,
content with their fine houses
and their grandchildren.
Beast and I
putter in the gardens
and walk slowly on the forest paths.
He is graying around the muzzle
and I have silver combs
to match my hair.
I have no regrets.
Though sometimes I do wonder
what sounds children
might have made
running across the marble halls,
swinging from the birches
over the roses
in the snow.
(via Endicott Studio)
I really like this one. Of course, I think Jane Yolen always does a marvelous job with poetry, and I couldn't even begin to choose a favorite.