Celebrating April with Poetry, Day 1
I'm reading The Pen and the Bell right now, and there are a few other places in my life where I am being reminded to find mindful attention. Add that to the fact that April is National Poetry Month both here in my new home and back in the States, and I feel a bit of a blog challenge coming on...
I know it's unlikely I'll be able to share a poem every single day, but I'm going to try to follow Miller and Hughes's poetic noticing as a more consistent practice this month, and when I do, I'll share the offerings with you. I'll also link to favorite poems of mine to spread a little bit of beauty.
Today the sunlight
belied my icy fingertips
Snow still on the ground
sap rising in the trees
April is here;
spring is shifting, settling, waiting
the possibility of a changed routine.
Poem of the day: "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
(A great one to use to teach poetry, particularly if, like me, your poetry units wander from traditional literary interpretation.)