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by rocky-o

April is National Poetry Month, and now is the time to revisit some classics or discover some new ones…

One such new one is “signature blend”, a collection of poetry, poems, verse, lyrics and other stuff from yours truly, rocky-o…

That’s right…it’s me, and there is no shame in the kingdom, so I suggest you order a copy today from one of your favorite bookstores, and if they don’t carry it, tell them they should…

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After all, what is National Poetry Month for anyway?…

On a lighter note however…if you are interested in reading some other greats, there are a lot of different authors to choose from, as well as different styles…

One of my personal favorites, Dorothy Parker, had her day at the Algonquin Round Table, sharing barbs and wit with the best of them, including Robert Benchley, who was also no slouch when it came to magnificent quotables…

And of course, The Beat Generation, which gave us the ‘stream of consciousness’ of folks like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and currently the stream of poetic narrative of Fran Leibowitz…

Even songwriters like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are basically poets just set to music…

And speaking of songs, least we forget the poetry of the Bible, where David’s psalms lend themselves to the lyrical side of verse, in spirit and soul…

And then there are the likes of T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Gertrude Stein, Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Byron, Shelley, Keats…you name it…the muse goes on and on…

There is some kind of poetry for every kind of people, and, if for nothing else, National Poetry Month is a great excuse to pull something from your local library, or add something to your own library, and relish these moments of emotion forever…


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