Wow, what a month! I have loved this month of exploring poetry: to all who read, shared, and sent me poems to enjoy: thank you for taking up this challenge and enjoying it with me. I feel like I got a free pass into the inner circle of the Poetry Lovers Club, and the company is sweet.
Also, a huge shout out and thank you to Corrie Haffly, who added so much beauty and depth to this poetry project with her illustration for each day (and sometimes, like on the day after the Paris attacks, she did a new sketch within an hour!) Today’s illustration is a tribute to her husband’s favorite poem. Follow her on instagram or twitter for more sketches…
To close out this month, here are two fabulous things:
1) a chance for YOU to share a poem you love (whether it’s something you read or wrote yourself!) – find the poem online and leave the link in the linkup tool below. I can’t wait to read your suggestions!, and…
2) just because I always loved limericks, here are some famous poems rewritten as limericks:
There once was a girl named Lenore
And a bird and a bust and a door
And a guy with depression
And a whole lot of questions
And the bird always says “Nevermore.”
Footprints in the Sand
There was a man who, at low tide
Would walk with the Lord by his side
Jesus said “Now look back;
You’ll see one set of tracks.
That’s when you got a piggy-back ride.”
Response to ‘This Is Just To Say’
This note on the fridge is to say
That those ripe plums that you put away
Well, I ate them last night
They tasted all right
Plus I slept with your sister. M’kay?
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
There once was a horse-riding chap
Who took a trip in a cold snap
He stopped in the snow
But he soon had to go:
He was miles away from a nap.
I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud
There once was a poet named Will
Who tramped his way over a hill
And was speechless for hours
Over some stupid flowers
This was years before TV, but still.
Limericks from the Poetry Collection, illustration by Corrie Haffly.
And now…. drumroll… over to you! Please share a poem you love here! I promise to read every one 🙂