Poetry in motion

Published May 1, 2022

The cover of the book A Poem For Every Day of the Year

Another month has ticked into action which means it’s time for another 30 day challenge to begin. This time: 30 Days of Poetry.

This has come from a combination of lingering thoughts about Emily Dickinson following the exceptional Apple TV+ show, and the after effects of dipping into comics last month. Not two things that appear to have much in common at first, but the thing about the comics is, it made me see that to give a new type of media that you don’t usually like a go, you really have to give it a chance. I like the odd poem here and there, the standard classics and some old ones from childhood, but otherwise, I really don’t care about it much.

That’s probably in part down to the school system, their fondness of stripping the fun out of every single thing by going over it in such minute detail. But I can’t blame it all on school, it’s also that I just haven’t tried.

So, I picked up a book: A Poem for Every Day of the Year. I ended up getting this in physical form which I immediately regretted because I can just read poetry on a screen, right? However, I’ve read the first poem and decided to use the physical form to make a couple of notes at the same time. Nothing smart, nothing I want to share, but I looked up a word in the dictionary and I underlined a quote.

That’s a good start, I think?

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