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Reading Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I’d reblog some thoughts on poetry.

Wordifull

Savor The Words

Hello, out there.  I just recently had a conversation with a friend about poetry.  She confessed to me she wasn’t a big fan and that while she liked some poets she just couldn’t get through a book of poetry.

Aha!

Did you get that…my first Aha moment!  🙂

So I explained to her that  part of the problem was she was trying to read a collection of works as if it were a novel.  Each poem is a separate entity unto itself.  They are not meant to be read back to back….but to be savored, enjoyed one bite at a time, if you will.  This really seemed to make a lot of sense to her and I’m hoping by sharing this it might help someone else open up to poetry.

The other thing I hear from people is they don’t always get it… what does the author/poet…

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Your Words

Found this beautiful image on several sites yet no idea who to credit.

Found this beautiful image on several sites yet no idea who to credit.

 I

Whether critique or flattering evaluation

I hunger for your observation

like one on the brink of starvation

each word is a morsel of salvation

say what you will with no fear of retaliation

II

I write my words for me

and hope they speak to you

I’m happy everyday to see

those who choose to view

Every “Like” brings a smile

yet what I long for is your words

So, please if you find my words worthwhile

Take a second to share your words

~Meanie Blackwell

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