How are you celebrating poetry month? Are you going to download The Poetry Foundation smartphone app so you can scroll through their poetry archives during your between minutes to delight your senses? Are you going to memorize “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock”? Let us go than you and I / when the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table… Perhaps you will write an abecedarian for the person you love? However you choose to celebrate the month, let me know.
And remember, poetry is not restricted to language and poems. One might even say that a poem is where poetry dips down into language and the poetry itself is a quality and intensity beyond words found in lanscape, music, twilight, Picasso, the ripple of horse tail and the paper dolls in your attic. So, I hope you enjoy poetry this month, in all its instances.
Here are some resources for that language kind of poetry:
10-20 minute podcasts on poetry while you do your dishes: Poetry Off the Shelf
All about abecedarians and acrostics here.
Bartleby’s online has a ton of classic poems like “Love Song”