Monday, January 2, 2012
(Leaves by Séraphine Louis de Senlis, 1864-1942,
This month we will be looking at ars poetica, the art of poetry. We will be considering the nature of poetry and the way poets work.
Words, the what and the how of them, do matter.
To learn more about the power of words, click here.
This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me —
The simple News that Nature told —
With tender Majesty
Her Message committed
To Hands I cannot see —
For love of Her — Sweet — countrymen —
Judge tenderly — of Me
~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet