I was reading some articles on NPR about favorite poems, best poems, etc. of the last year and all I could think about was that I hadn’t read any of those poems and in several cases hadn’t even heard of the poets. I do enjoy poetry but it was sort of absent a lot in my life last year, especially towards the end of the year.
So after reading those articles it was a good motivation to go to some of my favorite web sites to read poetry – Poets and Poetry Foundation. I spent a good part of this evening reading some winter poems and here’s one I really liked:
Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams
All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
I especially like the last part. Can’t you just picture that? I hope you enjoyed reading this poem. If you’ve read a great poem or discovered a new poet lately please share, I’d love to bring more poetry in my life.