For National Poetry Month, supply a poem and a little bit of your reasoning for why you've chosen it. Write your thoughts on a poem, provide the title and poet, and copy-and-paste a link to it as a comment to this post. Here's what it might look like:
“She Dwelt Among Untrodden Ways” by William Wordsworth
I chose these lines because they, in a way, embody what I think true love is (that is if true love even exists and it’s not all just a rise of dopamine in our brains or something). The writer of the poem loves Lucy not because she was special or unique to the world, but because she was special to him – he saw what no one else saw – and that is how I believe someone who is in love would be like.
Where you might go to find the text of a poem: Bartleby.com * Academy of American Poets * Poetry 180 *
The Poetry Foundation * Library of Congress * @POETSorg * The Favorite Poem Project * Poetry International
* The Poetry Archive * Poetry Out Loud * Poetry Everywhere * The Writer's Almanac * The Poetry Show *
If you can't find a link to the poem, bring in a photocopy of it. Still provide your thoughts about it in a comment, though.
During the month of April, each of you will have a chance to read your chosen poem aloud to our class.
NPM is Coming!