Apr 20, 2010

A little suport for poetry

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
September 2007, Point/Shoot, Salina, KS

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day's

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right.

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

~Elizabeth Barret Browning~
It's quite the privilege to celebrate National Poetry Month this April.
I'll never contribute as Poe or Cummings did, but that
doesn't mean I don't
LOVE the stuff. Here's what the Academy of American Poets strives to
accomplish each April:
  • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
  • Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
  • Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
  • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
  • Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry
Enjoy art the way you love it today. What forms of art speak to you the strongest?

Food counts, too.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You're so funny.

Humor speaks to me. Dry humor, particularly.


And definitely food.

Eric's Mommy said...

Food is always good!

I love photography.

Shannon said...

Food, photography, music, humor, documentaries, writing.

Love your pics. Cute.