National Poetry Month begins on April 1 2017. I’ve been thinking a lot about poetry and its place in a country that seeks to denigrate and eliminate the arts. Poetry has the power to bring us together as well as the power to speak truth to power. In anticipation of the upcoming monthlong celebration of poetry, I thought I would take the time to post a few of my favorite poems. I’m going to start with a long time favorite by the brilliant, late, Adrienne Rich who would have much to say about the state of politics today.
Here are the first few lines
You’re wondering if I’m lonely:
OK then, yes, I’m lonely
as a plane rides lonely and level
on its radio beam, aiming
across the Rockies
for the blue-strung aisles
of an airfield on the ocean.
(read the rest of this poem, here)
I’ll be posting links to some of my favorite poems and poets during April. I hope that you will share with me your favorite poems and poets too!