Happy National Poetry Month

“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” –Dylan Thomas

Dear readers,

It’s come time again for me to wipe the digital dust off this ol’ blog and begin posting a poem each day in honor of National Poetry Month. Whether you are a new visitor or have been kindly following for the last six years, welcome to another trip through verses of today and of centuries passed, by wonderful writers from around the globe.

It is my hope that over the next few weeks you will encounter poetry that makes your toe nails twinkle–and poetry that makes you feel, in the words of Dylan Thomas, that your bliss and suffering are forever shared and forever all your own.


P.S. As always, I welcome your comments. And recommendations for poems/poets/books to consider!


3 thoughts on “Happy National Poetry Month

  1. I happened upon your blog because The Layers is my favorite poem. I’ve been looking forward to poetry month ever since! How about some Mary Oliver?

  2. Natalie,

    I’m beginning my second year of doing the same thing at Berkeley…all UD students and faculty get my daily selections. I read and commented on one in Convo today, I’ll send it to you.

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