Celebrate National Poetry Month with me! Poetry offers us so much—a gesture… glorious and tangible as a High-Five to humanity, a door to beauty, a crust of bread for the journey.
Here’s to poets Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, June Jordan, William Shakespeare, and Wallace Carlos Williams, in that order (I’ve changed the formatting, not the words):
– Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
– Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
– We are the ones we have been waiting for.
– The quality of mercy is not strained. It falleth as a gentle rain from heaven.
– It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
Thanks to each of you–poets and readers–for lighting a candle against the dark.
Pass It On!