I’m enjoying the challenge immensely this year, I’ve chosen to write structured poetry this year whereas last year I wrote primarily free style.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
This year, Kylie, a friend of mine did an interesting challenge in March to help put us in a poetic state of mind before the April poetry challenge on Writing. com. In our blogs, we shared different poems that we enjoyed and what we thought the writer was thinking with his or her work. We enjoyed Tennyson, Thomas, Dickinson, Beewolf, Shakespeare, Plath, Sexton, Collins, Bukowski, Keaton, Kooser, Eliot, Yeats…. just to name a few since there were thirty of us participating.
Amazon certainly benefitted by me from this challenge because I purchased twelve new poetry books to add to my collection of poetry. I love reading, saturating my brain with the written word. There are so many talented poets out there I am in awe and inspired.
“We love the things we love for what they are.”
― Robert Frost