For all of you poetry lovers out there, April is the National Poetry Month. It's a time to celebrate and remember notable poets of centuries past. I personally plan to celebrate National Poetry Month this year the same way I did last year: by committing to write one new poem each day of the month of April. I will publish said poem on my poetry blog, http://taragoodyearpoetry.blogspot.com, and I would love it if you would take a minute to read them.
In the mean time, if you're looking for other ways to celebrate National Poetry Month, here are some ideas you could try:
- Read a book of Poetry. My personal favorite is Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, but I also love reading Dickinson, Frost and Plath in my free time.
- Memorize a poem. Once you know a poem by heart, it can fill your heart with a different emotion. You don't have to memorize something epic by Homer, but I encourage you to try it and see how different of an experience a memorized poem can be from a read poem.
- Revisit an old poem. Sometimes a poem you read in high school can have a whole new meaning after you've had different experiences. See what time has done for your favorite poem.
- Write a poem for someone you love. It doesn't matter if it's a "Roses are Red..." poem or something far more complex. It doesn't matter if it rhymes or makes no sense. Just put pen to paper and see the smile it inspires.
I plan to write 30 poems in 30 days, but I may end up writing more. I hope you'll check out my efforts and follow my work.
So, now that you know what I'll be doing this April, how do you plan to celebrate National Poetry Month?