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Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month. I know, I know. It is the end of the month already.  So sorry. I’ve been a little, well, busy. Long-time readers know that I developed a love of poetry when I had FBC. There was something about being sooooooo slowed down that enabled me to enjoy poetry in a way that I never had before. Cultivating an appreciation for and love of poetry was definitely a Silver Lining of FBC. Poet Pamela Spiro Wagner has written a sublime beginners guide to reading poetry, in poem form of course. Turns out, mastering poetry is a lot like mastering life: totally doable and utterly enjoyable.  Hope that you enjoy!

How to Read a Poem: A Beginner’s Manual by Pamela Spiro Wagner

First, forget everything you have learned,

that poetry is difficult,

that it cannot be appreciated by the likes of you,

with your high school equivalency diploma,

your steel-tipped boots,

or your white-collar misunderstandings.

 

Do not assume meanings hidden from ...

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Summer Sun – Robert Louis Stevenson

 Wishing you a day full of sunshine, both inside and out!

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A Glass of Water by May Sarton

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Sweet May – Heinrich Heine

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Have I? – Mary Oliver

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Unsaid by Dana Gioia

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