Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here.
Did you know that the Poetry Society of America recently announced that Robert Bly is the 2013 recipient of the organization’s highest award, the Frost Medal? Like Robert Frost, Bly writes poetry that celebrates how extraordinary the ordinary moments of life can be.
In this poem, “Climbing Into Bed,” he reminds us that bedtime should not be taken for granted, especially on chilly nights. Don’t forget this poem when you climb into bed tonight.
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.