Thursday, January 29, 2015

Creativity Exercise: Tell Me Your Favorite Poem


Hi! I'm back! And, as you may have noticed, I'm posting more these days. What can I say? It's a possible temporary return of the Energizer Bunny.

Whatever the reason, I'm enjoying the blog again and I hope you are. Thanks for being part of the fun!

I'm looking ahead to Poetry Month in April, and thinking I might publish a favorite poem every day. So if you have a favorite you'd like included, send it my way! After all, it's your blog too.

P.S. If you click on the Energizer Bunny link, I'm happy to report that I now exercise regularly and remember my vitamins. Almost always. Well, usually. Sometimes. Hell, I'm better than I was in 2010, people. That's progress. And good lord I've been writing this blog for a long time. 

10 comments:

karolita said...

Love the bunny slippers! I know we have a favorite poem in common. Another poem that I absolutely love is Saddest Lines by Pablo Neruda...I actually love many of his poems but that one is simply beautiful

Jan said...

Thank you, Karol! I will look that one up ... I haven't read it yet.

And, for the rest of you lovely readers, I should have mentioned in the post that you can leave the name of your favorite poem in a comment OR email me. Whatever works best!

Vicki said...

I think it's kind of corny now but when I was in college I LOVED the poem After a While by Veronica Shofstall. I had a copy of it printed out and kept it in the front of my journal and I read it regularly.

Jan said...

Vicki, I looked that one up, and I loved it when I was younger too! Just didn't remember the name. Thank you!

J.M. P.D. said...

Hi Jan! what an exciting project...
My friend Karolita (first comment) introduce me to your blog. I love a poem by Jorge Luis Borges called "YOU LEARN" this is the link , http://hellopoetry.com/poem/670010/you-learn-by-jorge-luis-borges/
I was not sure how long or short the poem could be. Hope you enjoy it .
Jessica

J.M. P.D. said...

This is another poem I love , might be shorter than the other one I suggested previously; is by Pablo Neruda "sonnet XVII" from his book "one hundred love sonnets". Here is the link http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/179257
Jessica

Jan said...

Long or short poems are great! Thank you so much!! And welcome to the blog. :-)

Terri said...

“i thank You God for most this amazing” by e.e. cummings

Jan said...

Thanks, Terri! One of my favorites too!

J.M. P.D. said...

Hi Jan ! Just learned about this poem and thought about your project... "Wild geess" by Mary Oliver ...
http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/geese/geese.html
Just Beautiful... Jessica