April: National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month—and the month is almost gone!  So before it goes, I want to speak, once again, to the beauty and power of poetry.  As I wrote last January in this blog, a number of health benefits come with writing and reading poetry. Poetry has enriched my life and I hope yours, too.

But if reading poetry is not something you routinely do, don’t worry.   You can start anytime, any day, and tomorrow, April 30, is an especially good day to begin.  It is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  This day, celebrated nationally, is an initiative to share poetry with others.  Simply carry a poem with you throughout the day and share it with your spouse, children, co-workers, neighbors or anyone you wish.  It may well be the perfect gift someone needs!


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