National Poetry Month!

admin    April 1, 2010

April is National Poetry Month, one of our favorites at WNPL.  Everyday in April we will be posting a poem or poetry collection and we would like you to join in. 

If you have a favorite poem or a poem of your own you would like to share, email Miss Amanda at amargis@wnpl.info.  Please include your first name and age along with the poem and note if it is an original work or cite the source if it is not.

To start things off, here is my absolute, all-time, favorite poem.

“He Wished For The Clothes Of Heaven” by William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/he-wishes-for-the-cloths-of-heaven/