Apr 2, 2009

April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month. Check out the poetry events happening all over the country and sign up to receive a Poem-A-Day by email at poets.org.
Here's one of my favorites:

She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Do you have a favorite poem? Do you write poetry? I encourage you to take some time to celebrate National Poetry Month. We could all use a bit of poetry in our lives, don't you think?