Monday, April 18, 2011

A month of poems

I came across this poem hanging on my Mom's cupboard door. (wait, are they still called "cupboards"?) She had cut it out of a magazine. When I researched it to find out its name, I discovered the magazine had only published half of the poem, and adjusted the line breaks. So, if you would like to read the poem as the author intended, and read an interview with him about it, you can do so here.

April is National Poetry Month. If you would like some ideas on how you can celebrate National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets has a helpful list of 30 ways.

What's one of your favorite poems? Please note, I have officially deemed it acceptable to like poems that you can easily understand.


  1. read the full version - very nice!
    thank you for another great post, Susan!

    I don't have a favorite poem, but I will keep looking for it.

  2. funny I wrote a number of poems while I was away this month...hmmm
    I like the extended version of that poem too :)