Welcome — Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. The Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society is hosting an evening of reading beloved poems. The public is invited to read a favorite poem and to tell the audience why the poem is special: Monday evening, 6:30 pm, Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg, MA.

Poetry has so many different faces it can please the old  and the young, those who are troubled and those who are joyous, those who are introverted and those who thrive amidst throngs. It can take a moment or a lifetime to write a poem.

For this week list the contents of your car’s glove compartment or a desk drawer and call it a poem. Here’s an example:

The junk drawer is full

of stamps that every few years go stale

paper clips  that  no longer grab

note pads torn and smudged

needles that lost their thread

tape measures that never measured

pills fallen out of their boxes

addresses – no faces or names

all together not much to bother about

I’ll empty the drawer tomorrow

About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.
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