Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here.
I was inspired by the poem, “One Today,” written and read by the young poet Richard Blanco at President Obama’s Inauguration on Monday. For me it captures the essence of who and what we are as a country. Here you can either listen to or read it — or both. What does America mean to you?
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.