April Newsletter: April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month—Richard McGee

Since 1996, April has been celebrated as NationalPoetry Month. The Greek word “poem” just means a madething. As an artist uses colors to portray emotions, a poet uses words to make us think more deeply about meanings and ideas.

Everyone should try writing a poem. It doesn’t haveto rhyme or follow a specific iambic sequence. But it should evoke images and emotions in our minds. A poem forces the poet to stand back and look at his subject intensely to find a meaning for himself. The poetry reader should open his mind to enjoy or even revel in a unique look at a part of his world.

As you begin April with new spring projects, try to read a poem a day to enjoy new experiences.


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