Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poetry Month

Have you ever wanted to write a poem but were too nervous? I mean really, there are amazing poems out there. And then, there are some poems that I just don't get.

There are a few poets I LOVE:
Shel Silverstein: “If you are a dreamer,come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”
Dr. Suess: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
Emily Dickinson: "A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day."
Eliza R. Snow:
"In the heav’ns are parents single? No, the thought makes reason stare!"

There are many, many more but I don't have time and space to give them all credit.
Brimful Curiosities has a great list of poetry sites. Click here.

Do you have a favorite poem/poet?
Have you ever written a poem?


David J. West said...

I love poetry, but the times I post some of my own are typically the times I get the fewest comments on the blog-BUT I was able to get some poems that were edited out of my novel proper back in as intro's of a sort next to the map in "Heroes of the Fallen".

Peggy said...

No favorite poet, but I have written some. Mostly just ones that go in cards I send to people. Nothing fancy! Although, The New Era did buy one of my poems once. I think they just did it to be nice (or because I REALLY needed some affirmation at the moment), because they never printed it.