In a previous post, I told you all about the poetry I was going to read. Well, it was slightly overambitious, but I did get two of the poetry books read.
1. Longfellow- I'm glad I actually read this whole book. The poetry, particularly the nature poetry, was just beautiful. I loved that, even though those poems were so old, they were still meaningful today.
I gave an overview of what I thought of Longfellow in this post, so I won't say any more.
2. Billy Collins- Once I realized that I just wasn't going to get around to reading all of the poetry that I had on the list, I picked up a slim volume of Billy Collins poetry. I have heard and read Billy Collins's poetry many times, so I knew what a treat I was in for. If you are a poetry foot-dragger like me, one of his books is the place to start. I'm going to do a real post about this book because it was so enjoyable.
So I may not have quite reached my goal, but I did a little dabbling in poetry for April, so I was pleased with the results. I may continue to read a book of poetry throughout the year, and if so I'll keep you updated on my poetry reading adventures.