I don’t know how a month is determined to be the “National Whatever Month”. For instance, how about from now on March is known as “Read eCache Month”? Anyhow, March is known as National Poetry Month.
As a student, I was a typical guy; I just didn’t “get” poetry. As an adult, I may not be much different. Although, through my life I have experienced poetry and at least can take the Potter Stewart approach to it (Interestingly, Stewart abandoned that idea later.).
I recall writing a long paper about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in high school. Ah, in the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo.
Another Eliot poem caught my fancy: The Waste Land. My early Internet days paid homage to this poem.
I taught poetry to my fourth graders. Cinquain, haiku, and other formula-driven styles of poetry were easier to use. Some of the results were quite good. I’ll have to dig out some of the anthologies we created. Haiku has kept on as Dave, Will, and I battle it out over at BBT every now and then.
Despite my lack of enthusiasm and skill with poetry, I did have one poem published once (and not just on this blog). It’s more free verse than anything else.
So, in honor of poetry, happy month!
Also blogged on this date . . .
- Have you ever abandoned a creative idea that you believed because others thought you were a fool? - 2022
- Morning Dew - 2022
- Lost Files - 2022
- Fantasy Photographer - 2022
- BAC 27 - 2021
- BAC 26 - 2021
- BAC 25 - 2021
- BAC 24 - 2021
- BAC 21 - 2021
- BAC 20 - 2021
- BAC 19 - 2021
- Why America? - 2019
- Osprey Village - 2018
- EastPoint Lighthouse III - 2018
- Matt's Return - 2018
- When Will I Learn? - 2017
- Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) - 2016
- Mr. Bluebird's on my Shoulder - 2015
- B & B Trail #16, 2nd Helping - 2015
- Christie Wants to Hand Over $80B to the Unions - 2015
- Probuditi! - 2014
- Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Charlie Bucket, #2) - 2013
- Who Owns Sherlock Holmes? - 2013
- Going to California - 2013
- No Game For a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mystery #1) - 2012
- Work Ethic - 2011
- As We Heard It - 2011
- Graduate School, Part One - 2010
- Post-Boston - 2010
- Boston - 2010
- Muhlenberg College - 2010
- St. Andrew's School - 2010
- Wildwood Catholic - 2010
- Richard M. Teitelman Junior High School - 2010
- Cape May Elementary School - 2010
- Nursery School - 2010
- Childhood - 2010
- Birth - 2010
- Geocache - 2009
- Geocache - 2009
- Beetle's New Do - 2009
- Corzine's Budget: Screw You - 2009
- Presidential Politics . . . Kindergarten Style - 2008
- Hypocrite - 2008
- Archie Bunker, A Riddle & Society - 2008
- What Does This Mean? - 2008
- T Minus Seven Days - 2007
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - 2007
- Congress Investigates MLB Deal with DirecTV - 2007
- More From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - 2007
- Red - 2006
- Apology to NJ Blogosphere - 2006
- We're Tired - 2005
- Taxing Television in NJ - 2005
- Brodies Travel Bug Hideaway - 2004
- My First Laptop - 2000
- Ain't Nothing But a House Party - 1989
- Othello - 1982