{try this} tuesday | be well-versed

on 04-28-2015

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Here we are – the last Tuesday in April. Another month is winding down as a new week heats up, each day bubbling up and boiling over into the next. Ever wish you had a pause button, or at least a slow-motion camera so moments, moods . . . life wouldn’t move so quickly?

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Try this: Let poetry be your pause button. It’s National Poetry Month, after all — 30 delectable days dedicated to celebrating poems.

Already a poetry fan? Skip on down to the next paragraph and dig in. Pretty sure (or damn well convinced) poems aren’t for you? Think of poetry as that vegetable you hated as a kid but can’t get enough of now. (For me, that would be brussel sprouts. THEN: YUCK x infinity | NOW:  Like candy, baby.)

Scroll down for a poetry listening party, and don’t forget to slip a poem into your pocket for Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30. Need a poem? Here are a few to print and snip  — a handful of haiku written by me and some classic selections on Poets.org.

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Why do we read & write poetry? | Dead Poets Society 

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Tom Waits | “The Laughing Heart” {by Charles Bukowski}

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Mark Grist |  “I Like a Girl Who Reads”

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Taylor Mali|  “Miracle Workers”

{yes, he’s the “What Teachers Make” Taylor Mali}

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Sylvia Plath |  “The Applicant”

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Bono | “Roll the Dice” {by Charles Bukowski}

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william carlos williams 

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my poetry page 

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