National Poetry Month – the Short & Long of it.

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Chicago and Poetry MonthI love celebrating National Poetry Month in April. Just as November is given over to furiously writing that crappy first novel draft, April cedes to all things Poetry. In service of poetry and of having more fun with poems, I crafted somewhat snarky one line descriptions of famous poems.

Can you identify the original poem that inspired the summary?

Click on the answer for more information, or you can nod you head and say, oh yes, I remember that poem from the sixth grade.

Happy Poetry Month and look for a couple more opportunities to identify more poems!

The Summaries:

  • A Frog disturbed the Water
  • In Snow, Horses Know More than Poets
  • I’m nobody- Whitman is a Blow Hard
  • I sing, I get Naked – Love this Country

The Poems (I thought about asking you to click through to discover the answers, but sometimes that’s just annoying)

The old pond –
A frog jumps in,
Sound of water.

More . . .

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

More . . . 

I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260)
Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

More . . .

SONG OF MYSELF.
Walt Whitman

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

More . . .

For more poetry quotes, follow me on Twitter @Cbramkamp

Ideas for Poetry Month:

  • Read a poem a day
  • Write a poem a day
  • Look around once a day – it’s either Spring or Fall – both transitional times, both about change either to warmth or cold, to sleeping underground or to rising into the light.
  • The change in seasons often engender a poetic reaction.

What is yours?

For more summaries, visit: My Poetry Board

A great place to find more poems is http://www.poetryfoundation.org

Do I write my own poetry?  Yes of course.
My poetry collection is Ammonia Sunrise  

 

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