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.”