Sunday Salon

Hello and welcome to another Sunday Salon post and this time it’s going to be an all poetry edition. Thank you to Deb at Readerbuzz for hosting the chat!

We’re welcoming a new month and I especially love April because it’s National Poetry Month and I love a month dedicated to celebrating poetry. I have always loved poetry but tend to stick tried and true poets/poems but over the past several years I’ve really tried to look for new poets and it’s been a great learning experience.

One thing I’ve been doing on a daily basis (almost!) is reading at least one poem. I think that really helps you discover new poets and styles of poetry. If you don’t know where to start, it’s super easy to do this, you can sign up for a daily poem from or Knopf Poetry Daily for example.

If you prefer to get a book I highly recommend A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. This year I’m reading A Happy Poem to End Every Day. I’ve found some delightful poems.

This month I’d like to challenge myself to read two additional poetry collections. Bonus points if I manage to read collections from new to me poets. I’d love to also finally go to a poetry reading. I used to go to slam and local poetry readings and even read some of my own poems! I hope I can find a bit of time to do this.

I hope you have a wonderful April whether you’re reading poetry or some other good books. I look forward to hearing about your reading plans.

Oh and thank you so much for all the get well wishes for my father-in-law! He’s still in the hospital but things are looking better so we’re very thankful for that.

For now, I leave you with a little poem to brighten your day:

The Rainbow by Christina Rossetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are prettier than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,
As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than these.

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