in honor of national poetry month and seeing as this is the last day of the month (oops!), i thought you should know we’ve been immersed* in poetry this past month. ankle deep people, ankle deep in words and rhythms and images. in my 41 before 41 post i included read more poetry (see no. 20) and i have been dutifully reading more poetry. i subscribed to every day poems and am greeted with a poem in my inbox every morning. i’ve also been getting a poem a day from bentlily.
we’ve listened to auden, tennyson, and yeats. mama listened to some sexton, plath, and pound. the older three kids have had immense fun with jabberwocky (again. it never gets old does it?) and have even tried their hands at writing nonsense poems (i have been forbidden from sharing and i shall remain respectful).
and there you have it. as though our lives weren’t filled with enough poetry of the every day variety, we’ve added more: words, stanzas, meter, verse. and all these things, they’ve helped us appreciate the poetry to be found in our daily lives and rhythms.
do you have a favorite poet? poem?
* the red bean would say we’ve been awash in it, she is a word fiend already.