Friday, April 25, 2008

Blogger Carnival - Poetry

The EtsyBloggers Street Team have a Blog Carnival theme each week. This week the theme is Poetry Reading Day, which is April 28th. Tough one for me, I must admit.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like poetry. BUT - it is not something that I aspire to read, write or even think about. This might make me a social moron, but I evidently do not have a poetic bone in my body. Maybe it was all of those high school English classes where I had to deconstruct every line, ready into every nuance - way too much work as far as I was concerned. I'm more of a lay-it-on-the-line kind of girl (my no nonsense New England upbringing showing through) - if I'm happy, then you'll know it. No prose needed.

That being said, I have nothing but respect for those who can write expressive poetry and understand that world of words. The just right turn of word, the thought provoking phrase and it emits a world of emotion. Kudos to all of those who have the talent.

On that note, I will leave you with one of my favorite poems by William Blake - I hope you enjoy it.

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

picture from http://freeherbpictures.com/ - © 2002 Karen Bergeron

8 comments:

Debra Lane Designs said...

I am not big on poetry...I don't mind reading it but I remember those days back in school when we had to write certain poems...it was tough for me, I just didn't get it!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Nora said...

ooo, very nice poem, I like!

FaerieRebecca said...

My husband can write poetry/lyrics. Not I, unfortunately. I guess that's why I keep him around--he can woo me with his poetry LOL

storybeader said...

I have never been much of a poetry reader/writer either. But I decided to write haiku for my necklaces, to play with my business name.

Cozy said...

I enjoyed the poem you chose to share. I remember all the analysis of symbolism, meter and rhyme taking a lot of fun out of poetry in school. Maybe any teachers out there stumbling on to this carnival should think about how they teach poetry so more of us would grow up loving it.

Stormy Designs said...

I agree with Cozy, poetry should have been more fun in school. Thanks for participating in the carnival.

Waterrose said...

Great poem...I love the classics

LazyTcrochet said...

Good job. I couldn't think of a thing to write for this one. Mother's Day I think I can handle!