If you would be a speaker of good verse,
you must, for at least one time in your life,
dactyl the verse in all things.
I dactyl and therefore I speak!
I speak, and so iamb.
(loosely translated from the original)
You may not know (I didn't) that every day Garrison Keillor shares a poem on NPR. You can read or listen to past poems at writersalmanac.publicradio.org
On Monday he read one by Marge Piercy titled Where Dreams Come From that I recommend for you.