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Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove celebrates her birthday on August 28. See her talk about her Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry here.

Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove celebrates her birthday on August See her talk about her Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry here.

Thought provoking poem for anyone, but maybe useful for a serious illness support group.  Raymond Carver, "What the Doctor Said."

Thought provoking poem for anyone, but maybe useful for a serious illness support group. Raymond Carver, "What the Doctor Said.

Billy Collins: intro to poetry

Billy Collins: intro to poetry -- day use to introduce poetry w/ deeper meaning

I always find rain magical, because you know what clouds bring - - Silver Linings!

I always find rain magical, because you know what clouds bring - - Silver Linings!

"The art of losing isn't hard to master..."  One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

This poem sticks with me, for some reason it stands out. Incredible way to put the true impact of loss into words.

Otherwise - Jane Kenyon. So beautiful. We should all turn our days into joyful poems!

Otherwise - Jane Kenyon. We should all turn our days into joyful poems!

This poem was written on February 5, 1963. Sylvia Plath committed suicide on February 11, 1963.  This is the last poem she ever wrote.

// This poem was written on February Sylvia Plath committed suicide on February This appears to be the last poem she ever wrote.

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