In honor of National Poetry Month, I've compiled a list of some of my favorite poems. This is by no means comprehensive; just a few that make me smile.
>> Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver is my favorite. Read this when you need cheering up, when everything is out of control and you need to feel okay again.
>> The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
We read this in my English class earlier this year. It's quite confusing and quite brilliant.
>> Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Strong and empowering and great rhythm.
>> Insomniac by Sylvia Plath
She just has a way with words.
>> Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Because it's my childhood, that's why.
Also, check out W. H. Auden and Pablo Neruda (the latter shares my birthday :).
I'm ever so curious -- what are your favorite poems?