Tag: National Poetry Month

Guest Poet #5

As I post the final guest poet this evening, I would like to thank all the featured poets and the readers for their comments. Originally I was going to post one my poems tonight, but I discovered an amazing poet on Gather this week. Sadly, in the…

Guest Poet #4: Ruth Cox

Today’s post will not only celebrate National Poetry Month but will call attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month. I thank Ruth for her brave poetry and her willingness to share her experiences with others. It is a privelege to feature her on my blog, but at…

Guest Poet #3: Elle Veady

I’ll save you the trouble of the google search because you won’t find Elle Veady anywhere on the Internet. When asked to post her poem, she said, “This would be my pen name if I ever decide to be an author someday.” 🙂  …

Guest Poet #2: John Beck

John Beck was born in Titusville, PA in 1938 and moved with his family (at age 3 1/2) to Sturgeon Bay, WI, where he resides today. He had a passing interest in poetry in school but focused on training for a profession as a physician….

Guest Poet #1: Lindsey Kelly

Poet. Songwriter. Singer. Friend. Lindsey Kelly made her songwriting debut on Sister Hazel’s Release album with her ballad “Better Way.” Her poetry, reflective and  romantic, illustrates the matters of the heart with vivid imagery. “My Heart Resides in You,” which was recited at a mutual friend’s wedding, is one of my favorite selections. If you…

Favorite Poem #5:”The Song: When I am Dead, My Dearest” by Christina Rosetti

This was the first poem that came to mind for this week’s posts; now you may think I’m a bit melancholy, but “The Song” was a favorite during my teenage years. I found it romantic then…and I guess, I still do. Loving someone means you want them to be happy–not sad–when you are…

Favorite Poem #4: “Ecclesiastes 3: A Time for Everything”

Some of the most beautiful poetry ever written is in the Bible, and these are my absolute favorite verses. “A Time for Everything” is often included in literature anthologies, and over the years, I was lucky enough to teach the passage. Also, I love The Byrds’ song, which is based on these verses,…

Favorite Poem #3: “Invitation” by Shel Silverstein

When I was a child, my father gave me Where the Sidwalk Ends. And with every book he gave me, he gave me something quite intangible–a love of reading. On my sixteenth, it was a stack of books. And somewhere along the way, he gifted me the…

Favorite Poem #2: “Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare

My personal library, which includes several editions of the sonnets, reflects my complete  fascination with Shakespeare’s work. And even though most scholars agree that Sonnet 18 (as well as the first 126 sonnets) was written to a young male, this sonnet lives on as one of the most romantic verses of all time. The…

Favorite Poem #1: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

My first selection is one of my mother’s favorite poems, and just like the poem’s message, she has always encouraged me to take the road “less traveled by.” THE ROAD NOT TAKEN -by Robert Frost- Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both…