Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy National Poetry Month!!

I'll admit that I've never been a huge reader of poetry... Sure, I love Maya Angelou's poems and could easily read her poems without much coaxing from anyone. 

Additionally, I've discovered some other amazing poems/poets over the years... But, to be brutally honest here, most of the poetry I've read was required reading for English courses while I was in school. Normally, I don't read much poetry today in my everyday life. I can only think of a few times that I've actually sought out poetry on my own as it's simply not a genre I generally gravitate towards by any means. 

I tend to avoid reading poetry for the following two reasons. I generally think of poetry as being boring OR that certain poems are completely cryptic in terms of the meaning a poet is trying to convey to the reader.

However, maybe, I'm missing out on some truly, magical poetry!! I'm sure that I am missing out on some fabulous poetry... But I'll never know if I am or not until I expand my reading horizons. 

I discovered an article on Bustle titled 9 Ways To Add Poetry To Your Life This Month by E. Ce Miller. Maybe this is just the inspiration I need to venture out on my own and read more poetry. Click on the above link to check out the 9 tips on adding poetry in your life this month.

If you're an avid poetry lover, share with me in the comments section below, some of your favorite poems and/or poets.


  1. I love poetry although I don't really get to read it all that often just because it never really makes it's way across my TBR. Still, I'd love to actually read more poetry! One of my favorites is Tennyson. Happy poetry month!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Happy Poetry Month to YOU!! Thank you for the suggestion of Tennyson. :-)