In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I would share more of my own poetry and perhaps some of my favorites.
I would love any responses to my poems, and suggestions for poets both old and new that you think I should check out!
The Walt Whitman poem they use on their poster reminds me of one of my favorites that I memorized as a young teen by John Greenleaf Whittier, only it was just the one stanza. I never saw the whole poem, and wouldn’t have liked it nearly as much if I had! Loving nature as I do, this stanza was all I needed:
“Behold in the bloom of the apples
And the violets in the sward
A hint of the old, lost beauty
Of the Garden of the Lord!”
(from: The Minister’s Daughter)
It is also very fitting for this time of year!