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Happy National Poetry Month

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month,” but April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., the largest literary celebration in the world,…

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Approach of Winterby William Carlos Williams The half-stripped treesstruck by a wind together,bending all,the leaves flutter drilyand refuse to let goor driven like hailstream bitterly…

Prompt: The Day After

Holidays, holy days, observances – global, national, and personal – have great significance. But what comes after? In Susan Rothbard’s poem, “February 15,” she looks…

There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in…

Music and Poetry

Music and poetry are certainly intertwined, but sometimes the twining is confusing. We often hear about the “music” in a poem. Both use rhythm and…

Poems Read Aloud

This spring, I am “poet in residence” at a middle school. It is fun to be back in a classroom, especially since I am only…

More People Are Reading Poetry

I like finding surveys that say that more people are reading poetry. 28 million American adults read poetry this year according to a survey of…

Love and the Ink Dark Moon

Izumi Shikibu, a poet at Empress Teishi’s court.(Shown here in a c. 1765 Kusazōshi by Komatsuken) When my desiregrows too fierceI wear my bed clothesinside…

Prompt: Pilgrimages

Canterbury Pilgrims by William Blake, 1808 A pilgrim (from the Latin peregrinus) is a traveler. Literally, it is one who has come from afar and…

Mini-Prompt: Birds and Wildlife Watching

We’re into the final days of our “official” March prompt at Poets Online which is about “lost and found.” I saw in the past week…