Celebrating Poetry.

April 5, 2013 by edotgdot

Nostalgia.

 
On the steps of my grade school, my love of writing was born. Back then, I liked playing with words, letting them flow, creating a rhyme. I remember how freeing it felt, just writing poems for the heck of it. (Now, I work hard to get back to that place in my creative projects.)

It is sad to say that I do not write poems as often I used to, nor do I read poetry as much as I did as a child. Poetry is amazing because it can evoke a feeling or spell out a truth in such a short amount of time. So April’s to do? Celebrate National Poetry Month. We can all use a little poetry in our lives, no? Below, one of my favorite poems. This week, take five minutes out to read poetry. Next week? A writing challenge.
 
 
Dream Deferred
By Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?
 
 


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