Of Peaches and Plumbs: Things, Ideas, and Wheelbarrows

Yesterday Micah shared a brilliant interpretation of “that plums poem,” a video of Mathew Macfadyen dramatizing William Carlos Williams’ little piece “This is Just to Say.” Do me a favor, click here and watch it (It’ll open in a new window) and then come back. I’ll wait. Back? Worth it, right? That video was part…

Christmas Song, Poetry Mash-up, Gleefully Snow-Bound

Again, I am returning to an older post from Christmas past, with a few editing adjustments. I still love this song, and I want to go snuggle now with a certain someone while we read this poem. Last time we featured monks, Handel, and John Greenleaf Whittier. JGW makes an appearance again today—second day in…

You Don’t Even Like Poetry, or Do You?

This Week in Poetry, Even for Non-Poets I am truly tickled to see so much being written about poetry during this (inter)National Poetry Month to an audience outside the traditional poetry scene. Often people who claim to dislike poetry merely had a bad experience, likely in high school, as Billy Collins likes to say “the place…