April is National Poetry Month. And of course--there is a website, which is full of ideas and activities to bring poetry into your life. So many people claim to be put off by poetry--perhaps some of them will take a moment this month to read a poem and give a thought or two to this most evocative of literary genres.
Poetry isn't always an instant gratification fix. Poems require some delving-into, some reflection, some slowing down. And our modern face-paced lives could certainly benefit from all of the above.
The official poster for National Poetry Month features an image of a dress that belonged to Emily Dickinson with a quote from a letter she wrote: "Nature is a haunted house—but Art—is a house that tries to be haunted."