Being the big girls blouse and general ponce around town that I am, I spent most of last night reading poetry. I discovered the American Mary Oliver, who mainly writes about nature and our place it. She’s really good, and not just because some of her verses read like NMA with a Pulitzer.
“Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
So this is a thread to talk about poetry. Who are your favourite poets? Why? Quote us some of your favourite verses!