Good reminders Sonya and Christie. Thank you! You are so right. When I read the above in Sonya's book, I felt compelled to find poetry that relates to the history without regard to a child making their own connection to the material.
However, I do not want to miss any good historical poetry and it would be nice to have a reference of great works of poetry for each time periods as I try to do with great works of art. I noticed when I read a poem about Alexander the Great while doing Module 2, my kids loved it because it related to their study and brought sort of a third dimension to their readings, if that makes sense.
I tend to over-think sometimes, so forgive my ramblings. :) Thanks for the replies! It truly helps to keep me rooted in CM philosophy.