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