Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Road Trip Wednesday - National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Share your favorite poem(s) or poet.

From YA Highway:
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
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I don’t have a lot of experience with poetry. I like it, but having never taken a literature class in college (other than “masterpieces of American literature” which did not include poetry), I haven’t had much exposure to it.

There was one poem I studied my senior year of high school that I kept for years. But unfortunately, it is currently in a heart-shaped, red-striped box in my brother’s basement. I don’t know it’s name or the author, but I do know it’s about loooove… And that I loved it way back in the spring of 2005.

(I know that’s not that far back for some people, but it feels like forever to me).

I wrote a poem a few weeks ago. It’s about my horrid case of senioritis.

Current favorite poem:
I saw this poem from Grumpy Cat on Pinterest the other day. It’s kind of mean and violent, but I just can’t help loving it. Because Grumpy Cat makes me happy, in a weird, twisted way – you know.

Favorite Poet:
Will Herondale. From The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. So, really, it's Cassie Clare, but I'm sure she would appreciate the credit being given to Will. He’s my favorite impromptu poet. This is my favorite of his random songs. Though really, all of them are good. 

at least, this is where Pinterest took me

On the subject of demon pox, did you know this t-shirt exists?! I think I might gift it to myself for graduation.

I would love, love, love some direction on some good poems and poets. Please share your favorites with me!!! Culture me up a bit. 

I’d love to read some great poems – you know, when I’m done with all my crazy assignments in 3 weeks.


  1. Bwahaha, that grumpy cat poem was hilarious!!! And I totally macked off Cassie Clare too. I just finished Clockwork Princess and took one of the poems from the book. I used to know some great poems but I just don't remember them!

    1. I was a little nervous about the grumpy cat - glad it's going over well. :) Cassie Clare is a great resource for poetry, I've learned. I have the worst memory for poetry, probably because I haven't trained myself to remember it.

  2. Love Grumpy Cat and I love that you took a tongue-in-cheek angle to today's RTW. :)

    P.S. I really like your blog design!

    1. Thanks! Toungue-in-cheek was really the only way I knew how to do it because I have no real knowledge of poetry.

      I worked with a fantastic blog designer - her button is on my sidebar - Miss Audrey Sue. I'll be doing a post about her in the near future. But all the credit for the design goes to her!

  3. Grumpy Cat — love it! I'm not that well versed in poetry either, so it's all good to me!

  4. I'm not really into poetry, so I'm not that poetically aware either. That Grumpy Cat poem is fun... mean, yes, but fun. :)

  5. This was awesome!!! Awe Will. He's my favorite :)

  6. HAHAHA! Grumpy cat! Yes!!

  7. I think there's a little bit of Grumpy Cat in all of us :)

  8. I love "Tension" by Billy Collins, it's a good reminder never to use the word "suddenly" to build tension in your writing. I also love W.B. Yeats, Tennyson, e.e. Cummings, and Robert Hayden . . . just to name a few.