APRIL – National Poetry Month
LIFE IS POETRY IN MOTION
I have always been a fan of poetry. I wrote it to help me cope through my difficult teen years. It romanced me through Shakespeare. One poem of his that stays with me is Sonnet 3: Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest. Even as a youth it moved me.
Often, lyrics are poetry set to music – at least the good songs are, in my opinion. There is usually something primordial to the rhythms of the words as much as there’s depths in their meaning. I think that is why poetry gets right to the heart of things. It doesn’t seep into you – it goes right for the kill. Still, isn’t that the point? Shouldn’t poetry reflect life and challenge us to look in the mirror?
Which poets or poems have left a mark on you?
I am a huge fan of Frost. One of my favorites shall always be: