Poetry – Words with a Heartbeat
April is National Poetry Month and as most of you all know, I LOVE poetry. It is a genre of writing that I’ve been drawn to since an early age and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to explore it, write it and appreciate its magical mark that it can leave on the soul. It is common for different people to read or take in a poem and interpret in their own individual way. Something that moves me to tears or makes me laugh might have a completely different effect on someone else. That is one of the wonders of poetry!
In honor of poetry month, I wanted to list a few of my favorite poems for you to read. If you are new to poetry or if it is already one of your preferred reads, I always find it interesting to see what other people enjoy and I think you will too. Some of my most beloved works have been recommended to me by people I know. Whether poetry turns out to be your cup of tea or ends up leaving you cold, at least you can get a taste for some of the types of poetry that has been scribed through the years. Poetry is truly an amazing way to make words come alive.
(Please note: Click on the name of the poem to be directed to the webpage with the poem written on it. For copyright purposes, I didn’t write the actual works on the blog).
- Any Time – by W. S. Merwin
- April 18th – Sylvia Plath
- He Remembers Forgotten Beauty – William Butler Yeats
- If You Forget Me – by Pablo Neruda
- Lovesong – by Ted Hughes
- Mirage – by Christina Rossetti
- Poppies in July – by Sylvia Plath
- Risk – by Anais Nin
- The Road Not Taken – by Robert Frost
- When You Come – by Maya Angelou