National Poetry Month / poetry

Dark Star Moments

We’ve arrived at the last day of April, and yes, it’s the last day of National Poetry Month, but let’s continue to celebrate poetry every day. In her essay A “Dark Star” Passes Through It (via Numéro Cinq) Leslie Ullman talks about reading poetry and finding of a poem’s center, which can be different to each reader:

The centers of poems bring us right up to those points of friction, and touching them allows us first to borrow, and then be filled with, their kindled light.

What are you reading today? I hope you find a poem or two or three that make you feel “a quiet welling of joy.”


6 thoughts on “Dark Star Moments

  1. Thank you for this post, Andrea. Today I’m reading a gift I just received from my Mother-in-law, She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy. I enjoyed being reacquainted with “Socks” by Sharon Olds. I thought of you when I received the book because Naomi Shihab Nye is in the book.

    Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:09:09 +0000 To:

    • Happy to hear about your new book, Jessica! It sounds like a lovely collection. Which Naomi Shihab Nye poem is included? Big hug, and happy reading!

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