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April is National Poetry Month! Introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets (and established by Presidential Proclamation by Bill Clinton, as seen above), National Poetry Month is an annual occurrence designed to encourage awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
Is there particular poem that you enjoy?

My heart of silk is filled with lights, with lost bells   with lilies and bees.  I will go very far,   farther than those hills,   farther than the seas,   close to the stars,  to beg Christ the Lord  to give me back   the soul I had   when I was a child,   ripened with legends,   with a feathered cap   and a wooden sword.
 — Federico Garcia Lorca

theatlantic:

April is National Poetry Month! Introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets (and established by Presidential Proclamation by Bill Clinton, as seen above), National Poetry Month is an annual occurrence designed to encourage awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Is there particular poem that you enjoy?

My heart of silk
is filled with lights,
with lost bells
with lilies and bees.
I will go very far,
farther than those hills,
farther than the seas,
close to the stars,
to beg Christ the Lord
to give me back
the soul I had
when I was a child,
ripened with legends,
with a feathered cap
and a wooden sword.

— Federico Garcia Lorca

  1. inventish answered: Pablo Neruda’s I’m Explaining a Few Things.
  2. 1788ad answered: the dungeon by coleridge
  3. music-is-my-gin-and-tonic answered: "Eulogy to one hell of a dame" by charles bukowski
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  8. cynicalidealist answered: "This Is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams: poets.org/viewmed…
  9. toolatetrotsky reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    This is why April is the best month ever. It starts off with jokes and baseball and then it’s all about poetry.
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  12. emeralddragon answered: An Irish
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  15. i-am-unraveling answered: one of my own creation: i-am-unraveling.tumblr….
  16. mrgraysworld answered: Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
  17. getyourspark answered: here’s a favorite from the great Rumi:
  18. bucktownintifada answered: A Horse With Greenblue Eyes by Charles Bukowski AND Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
  19. restlesscover answered: I Go Back to May by Susan Olds
  20. evoketheforms answered: "State of the Planet" by Robert Hass
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  24. kitsteinkellner answered: i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) -e.e.cummings
  25. therhapsodyingreen reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Mmm, The Atlantic, I love you. Time to get ma poetry on.
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  28. burgessbrainvomit answered: Howl by Ginsberg is a great one.
  29. noragami-jones reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    my favourite poet is Billy Collins :)
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