"The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud come over the sunlit arch, And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you're two months back in the middle of March." ~Robert Frost
April is National Poetry Month!
What is National Poetry Month? National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. In the end, we hoped to achieve an increase in the visibility, presence, and accessibility of poetry in our culture. National Poetry Month has been successful beyond all anticipation and has grown over the years into the largest literary celebration in the world.
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the gutter. The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night-- And I love the rain." ~ Langston Hughes
T. S. Eliot wrote, "April is the cruelest month." Let's hope that National Poetry Month lessens that effect!
I have been a bit neglectful about posting and visiting this week. I hope you will forgive me!
Grace has this week off from school and we have been enjoying ourselves. I have some pictures to share and will at the end of the week. I do want you to know that I think of each and every one of you so often, even when I am away from my computer.
As you may have noticed (or not!), I had to remove some of my sidebar and that also included the awards. For some reason, blogger would not behave with them there.
I am still trying to re-post with them added. If that fails, I will add a new blog page just for them. I feel they are an honor and a testament to how loving this blog community really is.
Love and Hugs,