National Poetry Month — how will you observe it?
Since 1996, the month of April has been designated as National Poetry Month in the United States. That’s thanks to the efforts of the Academy of American Poets.
During this thirty-day “holiday” celebration, many are encouraged to discuss and promote the utility of and necessity for poetry. In honor of this month-long literary fete, here is a poem I’ve penned for the occasion. The poem is accompanied with a photo I took during one of our family outings.
As can be seen, poetry can be read at face-value. Or, it can also be read between the lines for symbolism and hidden meanings. The reader’s perusal of a poem can be a unique experience – like a moment personalized.
Take a moment to reflect on your favorite poems. Are they nursery rhymes? Or even lyrics to songs? Poetry is just about everywhere. And once it takes a hold of you, your life is richer.