Each April, poetry is celebrated as being an important part of our lives.
Google defines poetry as being a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
I agree but it sounds like a definition, probably because it is one!
This quote by Dylan Thomas made me think how poetry makes me feel.” Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” ― Dylan Thomas, a deceased Welsh poet and writer.
Yes, I read Dylan Thomas’ words a couple of times as I pondered what all he had included in the definition/ quote.
The Central Penn Library has a nice collection of poetry books. Our poetry books include Talking White and Rising Waters both written by our very own Maria James Thiaw.
Our poetry collection includes a wide variety of styles and content. Poetry can be light and fluffy and it can be very meaningful. Come check out our poetry books and find out for yourself the enjoyment of poetry.
Poetry makes me stop and think about my feelings. – Sallie Cross