During National Poetry Month I spend ten minutes a day (or more) reading poetry. It makes me think about words and meaning. A little time everyday writing a poem opens up creative processes I’d long forgotten about. It’s amazing how the slightest turn of a phrase sends my mind wondering. One poem (not about pets or dogs) rekindled memories of my beloved dogs – long gone. That sent me looking for poems about dogs and writing about my dear old dogs.
Verse for a Certain Dog by Dorothy Parker
Here’s a special plug for a free online event: Poetry & the Creative Mind. It’s a fund-raising event hosted by The Academy of American Poets. I’ve clicked through to secure my link to the event. Check out the names of some of the readers. Wow!
20th Annual Poetry & the Creative Mind
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