I love poetry, in all its forms. And guess what? April is National Poetry month. So, in celebration of this great art form, here are my favorite poems. My normal gig for listing my favorite things often includes my reasoning for each. However, I think I’ll withhold my analysis this week and just provide a simple list. For me, my experience of poetry is intimate and personal and sometimes it’s impossible to explain why I connect with a particular piece.
“Dulce et Decorum Est“, Wilfred Owen
“Ornithography“, Billy Collins
“The Weary Blues“, Langston Hughes
“Daddy“, Sylvia Plath
“Early in the Morning“, Li-Young Lee
As an extra present, here’s a link to 10 British poems being read aloud. They aren’t my favorite poems, but, for me, hearing poetry aloud is a true delight.
Do you guys have any favorite poems?