April is National Poetry Month: Share a poem

A few ideas from islanders
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 2:00pm

The following was submitted by island poet Nancy Greenaway. April is National Poetry Month.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, poems are being exchanged by email to as many people as possible. The oral presentation by invited non-poet readers/reciters from a variety of walks of life, scheduled for April 24 at Harbor Church, has been cancelled.

Should you have questions or a suggestion for a poem to be added to this list, please contact nwalkergreenaway@gmail.com or at P.O. Box 506. Thank you.

Here are some poems that have been recommended:

“And the people stayed home” by Kitty O’Meara. Suggested by Paige Gaffett.

“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry. Suggested by Kim Gaffett.

“Working Together” by David Whyte. Suggested by Lisa Sprague.

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver. Suggested by Nancy Greenaway.

“What We Scarcely Know” by Ronnie Hess. Suggested by Caroline Ellis.

“Hokusai Says” by Roger Keyes. Suggested by Elizabeth A. Reed.

“A Letter from the Virus: #Listen” by Kristin Flyntz and “Listen" by Sue Black. Suggested by Sue B.

“Self Portrait in the Body of a Whale” by Frances Justine Post. Suggested by Josie Merck.

Stephen Record suggests the Poetry Foundation’s “Poem of the Day” as a poetry source.