Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April is... National Poetry Month

One of my favorite poetry books to come out this year is a collection put together by Caroline Kennedy.

She Walks in Beauty, A Woman's Journey Through Poems, (Hyperion Books, 24.99) is a selection of poems honoring, exploring, and celebrating womanhood. It is an excellent collection broken up into the various facets of the human (and woman) experience. Kennedy has chosen some of my favorite poems and included some new gems! Pick up a copy at the Odyssey Bookshop to check it out for yourself. Read one of the poems picked below!

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)




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