Since 1996, April has been a month of celebration of poetry, which also means a celebration of great poets.
I’m all for that.
Many people haven’t read any poetry since they were in school. I’d really like to see that change. There are some beautiful classic poems out there, but there are also some fabulous poets writing magnificent poetry these days, too.
The real power of poetry is the ability to read something and understand someone else’s perspective in a beautiful, profound way. I can read something someone has written from the depths of their heart, and relate to it and know that I’m not the only person who ever feels that way. I write in the hope that someone will read my poetry and have that same experience.
Who of us hasn’t been moved by the powerful words in a song? And what’s a song except poetry that has been given music?
I encourage you to pick up some poetry and read it today. There’s plenty to choose from on my WordyNerdBird Writes blog, which you can read for free.
Or you could pick up one of these great books by clicking on the title link. There’s nothing priced over $3 for the eBook among them. That’s less than a cup of coffee each… bargain!