Sunday, April 1, 2012

National Poetry Month is here...

Poems, poems, poems.  That is what I'll be reading this month - well, that and some fiction mixed in with a memoir or two.  I'll be honest and admit that I'm not a poetry expert by any means, but I do enjoy reading it (and when I was in college, I did enjoy writing it).  So, throughout April, I'll be posting a poem or two by some of my favorite poets.

Here's the first one (ENJOY!):

anyone lived in a pretty how town 
by e. e. cummings

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain


Joan Hunter Dunn said...

What is so lovely about blogging is finding out about what's happening in other countries. Happy National Poetry month to you! I really like e.e. Cummings lovely first poem choice.

Nadia said...

Joan, thanks! And, I know what you mean - its so much fun to discover new things about different countries via book blogs ;) Cummings' poetry is such a treat to read - definitely thought he was a great choice to start off with :)

Mrs. Fry said...

OMG, Nadia, I had no idea it was poetry month, and then I went and put a poem up on my blog.
There goes that overlapping thing!

I love e.e. cummings.

bermudaonion said...

What a lovely way to start Poetry Month!

Nadia said...

Brenda, I thought the same thing when I read your post :) Talk about overlapping!

bermudaonion, thanks! I'm looking forward to reading some poetry this month - I think it'll be a nice break from all of those books that I need to be reading :)