One of the great things about poetry is that it comes in bite-sized pieces which can easily find a place in the busy school day. A poem need not necessarily have a whole lesson built around it; listening is an end in itself and an enjoyable way of starting or ending a lesson or of signalling a change of activity.
If you'd like to extend these 'poetry moments' with short activities which will make your students think about what they have heard, here are a few ideas to get you started. Remember, the Archive is primarily about listening, and classroom activities around poetry need not always involve students doing their own writing - there are plenty of other ways of responding to a poem. These activities are designed to get inside the poem and look at some of its many different aspects: vocabulary, sound-effects, imagery, narrative, form, tone and so on. They also provide opportunities for students to practise their critical skills and use critical vocabulary.
It's a good idea to listen more than once if time allows. There are complex interactions of sound and sense in a poem, and your students will notice and appreciate these more with each listen.