Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here.
If you’ve been reading along with me for a while, you may remember this blog began after I heard about Poetry 180, poetry to be read out loud in high schools, one per school day throughout the year. This poem came in one of my daily emails this week, and I thought you might enjoy it, too. You can subscribe to Poetry 180 here by clicking on “subscribe” at the top of the page.
Have you ever wanted to write poetry or try any new form of writing? Do You Have Any Advice for Those of Us Just Starting Out? by Ron Koertge is a delight. Best of all? He reminds us that starting over is part of the process, and not something to lament. Give this poem a try. Give writing your own poem a try. Then try again.
Remember, we read poetry together here for the pure pleasure of the experience. There are no quizzes, no right ways to read or contemplate the poem we share. Absolutely no dissecting allowed. Just come along for the “read.” What line, word or thought will you carry with you this week? If you’d like to tell us where the poem took you? We’ll listen.
Remember, too, there is a special giveaway in progress for those who comment on any Sunday Poetry blog before year’s end. An autographed copy of Billy Collins’s Horoscopes for the Dead. See the details here.