Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mary Oliver Poem

A favorite poem of mine. I enjoy when a variety of people read poetry. I feel that publicly, the majority ofAmericans ignore poetry. However, privately, many more people have a poem or poems that they save to read again and again. So this is for the "private" poetry lovers. And the public ones,as well!

5 comments:

Ed said...

I'm one of those people who doesn't usually get poetry. I can appreciate it when it's in the form of song lyrics (assuming they're not banal), and I sometimes like poetry when I hear it read aloud, but I have a difficult time getting in to it when I read it. Don't know why that is.

Anyway, I liked this one. Thanks for the post.

Gartenfische said...

Beautiful--thank you!

jbixleri said...

This is such a great poem. Thanks. (But you're going to have to teach about this you-tube technology.....the first time listening, it stopped every 2 seconds, most annoying, but the second time, it was OK).

Suzy said...

Interestingly enough, the librarian I worked with this week told me that middle schoolers love poetry. So somewhere between middle school and adulthood, many would-be poetry lovers are lost. I've always loved poetry.

poodledoc said...

Well,jbixleri, I'd be glad to tell you what I know about YouTube, which isn't much. People such as Ed are the YouTube geniuses. Sorry it lurched for you. Donn't know why that happens.

Suzy: That is such an important point about that loss. I've organized "poetry spaces" where "grown-ups" have a chance to write( and share if they want to) poems. It's amazing what's inside these people.

Then there's the three minute poem where you give a partner an idea and they have three minutes to write a poem. This bypasses the internal critic and amazing things come out. plus it's fun!