We Read To Know We Are Not Alone…March 14, 2007
Reading, and especially for our purposes reading poetry, is an amazing thing. We bring ourselves — our likes, dislikes, personality and experiences — to every poem we read, and the “us” we take away from the poem is always a little different and changed forever. In a way, when we read, we become the poem, and the poem becomes us. Sometimes we read a poem that really strikes a chord with us; it has a special meaning and touches us in some way.
YOUR TASK: Read poetry! Read as much as you can and look for a poem that has a special meaning for you. The meaning can be based on a connection to the events of the poem, the sound(s) of the poem, the “feeling” of the poem, and so on. You will use your selection to create your own “Favorite Poem Project” (see link in sidebar). You can find many poems to enjoy at the Academy of American Poets link (also located in the sidebar).
Post the titles (and poet’s name) of poems you have found to be extra special and wonderful to this entry so that others can have a chance to share in what you’ve found. Enjoy!