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Apr 20, 2010

A little suport for poetry

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
September 2007, Point/Shoot, Salina, KS

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day's

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right.

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

~Elizabeth Barret Browning~
It's quite the privilege to celebrate National Poetry Month this April.
I'll never contribute as Poe or Cummings did, but that
doesn't mean I don't
LOVE the stuff. Here's what the Academy of American Poets strives to
accomplish each April:
  • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
  • Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
  • Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
  • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
  • Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry
Enjoy art the way you love it today. What forms of art speak to you the strongest?

Food counts, too.

3 comments:

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You're so funny.

Humor speaks to me. Dry humor, particularly.

Photography.

And definitely food.

Eric's Mommy said...

Food is always good!

I love photography.

Shannon said...

Food, photography, music, humor, documentaries, writing.

Love your pics. Cute.