I love words and I love poetry. There is something about reading or listening to beautiful words that makes my heart sing and fills me with joy.
If you think poetry is still the stuffy words that you had to listen to as background music while gazing out the window in class while daydreaming, you are wrong.
There is so much more to poetry than the stuffy poem where the teacher explains that the poet was sad and that was why he used the colour blue while you were thinking ‘oh please, maybe he just liked the colour blue’.
Listen to this Spoken Word Poem If I should have a daughter from Sarah Kay and tell me you didn’t have to swallow twice to get past the lump in your throat.
I have old favourites like Cloths of Heaven by W.B. Yeats.
Margaret Atwood with Habitation where she ponders the depths of marriage.
There are poems I found by getting lost in a black hole on the internet like this beautiful poem lamenting the depths of despair of lost love by Kristina H: On Missing You
The Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson that I discovered on Pinterest last year. I followed his blog for ages and when he finally brought a book out I was one of the first to buy it.
His book, beautiful photos and more of his poetry is available at tylerknott.com.
And one of my all time favourites: Storypeople by Brain Andreas.
See more of Brain Andreas by visiting storypeople.com
March 21 is World Poetry Day as declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in 1999. If I’m lucky and have the time I’m going to spend it sliding down the Rabbit Hole with Alice looking for new poets to discover.
If you have any poets that you think I should know about, please add them in the comments. I would love to hear from you.
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