30 April 2011

"News from Poems"

On the last day of National Poetry month:



It is difficult
to get the news from poems
   Yet men die miserably every day
        for lack
of what is found there.

William Carlos William







The wisdom of William Carlos William registers immediately when reading this.  We instinctively know this to be true and it drives me to read and, sometimes in gifted moments, to write poetry. I'm glad we have a month every year to celebrate this great art form and to share inspiration with one another. 



Two places, just in my limited blog world, that offer poetry to startle, delight, and expand are: Ruth at synch-ro-ni-zing and, through the wonders of blog sharing, Ruth introduced me to Terresa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle. Ruth featured Terresa's wonderful poem "Red Shoes" and Terresa featured Ruth's amazing poem, "I Dreamt You Were Eating Dirt" as well as poems of other bloggers. Give yourself a treat and check out these blogs. Then seek out favorites sites for yourself and continue to spread the news because: 
it is difficult
to get the news from poems
   Yet men die miserably every day
        for lack
of what is found there.












6 comments:

  1. A wonderful choice! And I am familiar with both Ruth and Terresa. There are so many talented people out there, each bringing unique and rich experiences and knowledge to the table for all of us to be informed and enriched.

    So good to be alive in these times.
    Hope you are doing well.

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  2. The poetry is beautiful, but the photo took my breath away!!
    A painting, waiting to happen!! Love it!!
    xoxo

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  3. Rosaria, Thanks, I'm doing great. Heading for Venice tomorrow for the first time. It's good to be alive!
    Lauren and Lou, Hi and thanks for stopping by.
    Gabriele, My husband took the photo in The Netherlands. They know how to do spring!

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  4. I'll have to check out Ruth and Teressa. Thank you for all the beautiful, moving poetry you shared the past month, along with your insights and photos.

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