National Poetry Month!

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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!

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41

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