Category Archives: April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month: “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth

Want more poetry?  Go to http://www.poets.org/.  Read about the Poet to Poet project or the Poem in Your Pocket Project. Today’s poetry selection is from Collins Librarian, Jane Carlin. Learn more about this famous British poet by visiting the Biography … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Ozymandias”

Ozymandias By Horace Smith, submitted by Elizabeth Knight IN Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone, Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws The only shadow that the Desart knows:– “I am great OZYMANDIAS,” saith the stone, “The King of Kings; … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Come, Sleep! O Sleep”

Come, Sleep! O Sleep is yet another big favorite, submitted by Elizabeth Knight. Come, Sleep! O Sleep Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Point Defiance”

Here’s one with a local touch, written by our own Bill Kupinse, Puget Sound Associate Professor of English and 2008-09 Tacoma Poet Laureate. Submitted by Elizabeth Knight POINT DEFIANCE When I visit her, I find a sea widow scanning the … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “To a Mouse”

“To a Mouse” by Robert Burns, submitted by Jeanne Young On Turning her up in her Nest with the Plough Wee, sleekit, cow’rin’, tim’rous beastie, O what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi’ … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Silentium!”

Here is a translation of my favorite poem. Submitted by Peggy Burge Silentium! Fyodor Tyutchev’s poem, translated by John Dewey Be silent, guard your tongue, and keep All inmost thoughts and feelings deep Within your heart concealed. There let Them … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Words”

“Words” by Dana Gioia is a favorite of mine. Submitted by Elizabeth Knight The world does not need words. It articulates itself in sunlight, leaves, and shadows. The stones on the path are no less real for lying uncatalogued and … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “The Road Not Taken”

One of my favorite poems is by Robert Frost.  Submitted by Jane Carlin, Library Director. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood … Continue reading

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