29 poems. Just like that.
What else could I accomplish in a month?
What else waits just beneath the surface, needing only a dab of encouragement and my willingness to listen?
And how about you? One month from now, what progress could you be celebrating?
(mixed media in progress, soon available on Etsy)
Let's wrap up Poetry Month with one last poetry-lovin' Spotlight roundup:
"Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry."
--Mark Strand, "Eating Poetry," Reasons for Moving, 1968
(Nom nom! Delicious!)
+ This week's Thursday Sweet Treat creative challenge focused on poetry and art. So many interpretations on one theme! Love the diversity.
+ How a Poem Happens--an amazing array of interviews with poets. (Note: I haven't read all, so can't speak for the level of parental guidance needed.)
+ Charles Rafferty featured on How a Poem Happens--oh, I am so taken with his poem "Against Hesitation." Beautiful. Haunting.
+ Poetry Foundation, publishers of the acclaimed Poetry magazine--wow, a tremendous resource for poets and poet lovers alike. More poems than you could imagine. Interviews. Fellowships. News about poetry. Podcasts. Video. And the biggie, recently added: every issue of Poetry from 1912 to present. What?! I can't even comprehend this yet. Go check it out! Now!
Are you full of poetry yet?