April is poetry month and here is a list of my favourite poems from most to least. This list has lots of links so that you can explore the poems if you so choose to. Happy Poetry Month. 🎂
- •To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence. This poem was written over a hundred years ago and I memorised it in high school. It speaks to my soul. http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Poetry/Thousand.htm
- •Some Traveling Music by Rod McKuen. Rod was a popular 70s poet. His lines "Tell someone you’re a loner and right away they think you’re lonely" describe me perfectly. The poem is near the bottom of this blog post http://www.rodmckuen.org/flights/121298.htm
- •Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson. This is how I want to die - I will just be getting on with it and then I will not be getting on with it. http://www.shmoop.com/because-i-could-not-stop-for-death/poem-text.html
- •Instructions by Neil Gaiman. This is a poem on how to survive in a fairy tale. Take nothing. Don't be jealous of your sister. Remember your name. These instructions can also be applied to life.
- •Daddy by Sylvia Plath. I have daddy issues too. I love the way the poem ends - Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I’m through. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178960
- •Mice by Rose Fyleman. It starts -I think mice are rather nice - and I'm sure most of you know it. It was the first poem I memorised when I was in elementary school. http://www.anetintime.ca/2007/05/poem-i-think-mice-are-rather-nice.html
- •Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came by Robert Browning. I admire what Stephen King did with it. He turned a long poem into more than seven books. As a writer, I am in awe. http://stephenking.com/darktower/Here is the hard to memorise somewhat obscure poem. http://www.bartleby.com/246/654.html