Join me today in celebrating National Poetry Month.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Thank you for joining in the celebration by listing your events and attending other events in your community, displaying this year’s poster, participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, recommending the Dear Poet project to a young person, signing up to read a Poem-a-Day, and checking out 30 more ways to celebrate.
We hope National Poetry Month’s events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
The above is from the American Poets' Website.
The following is from me.
Have you written any poems? If so, would you like to share them with us? Thanks. Looking forward to reading your work.
I'm not a poet, but my first ever published work was a poem. You may have heard this before, but when I was in eighth grade our English teacher had us write poems. Then she sent our work to a contest. And, to my shock, my poem was one that was chosen to be published. So, my first and only poem is in a small anthology of school students' poetry.
I often lie awake at night
Watching stars that are so bright.
They sparkle and twinkle in the cool night air
And look like ladies with lovely golden hair.
You see the little dipper and the big dipper too,
Away up there in the deep, dark blue.
But then come the morning rays of light,
And all the little stars are gone until the night.