Poems are strings of words that rhyme.
(I guess that’s not true all the time.)
Poems have shape and poems have form -
unless you want to flout the norm.
Poems are written; poems are read.
They live on paper and in your head.
What training does a poet need?
She need only love to write and read.
You’re a poet – yes it’s true!
So, let those poems come out of you!
But make yours sound free-flowing and loose.
Or you’ll end up like me:
a little too “Dr. Seuss”.
April is National Poetry Month! Come and celebrate with us! If you love poetry, then maybe you’ll be interested in the following:
- Our e-library contains a complete collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets (and plays, too!).
- The fourth floor of the Central Library contains a huge range of poems and corresponding critical analysis.
- Each branch contains a range of poetry for children.
- We have a Writer in Residence who can give you critical feedback about your work.
- We have an Aboriginal Writers' Circle and a Creative Writing Club that is open to all.
- On April 26th, we'll be hosting readings by three notorious poets, over the noon hour.
And now, for this post, the end has drawn near.
…and you’ll not hear me rhyme until April next year!