Sherry at Semicolon is making a list of Top 100 Classic Poems.
The rules and instructions are at Semicolon. The deadline is midnight, March 26, 2010.
You don’t have to submit ten. If you can only think of five, or three, that is fine. April is poetry month and I’m going to wait until then to post my nominations. I can say this: each poem moves me…either to tears or to some pretty ferocious laughter. Poetry has a way of doing that.
When we homeschooled, we started each day with a poem. I can’t say it was the favorite part of the day for anyone, but the drip, drip, drip of a daily poem worked its way through the other intellectual clutter. I really miss that routine. I could reinstate it for myself, but that would require getting up earlier and planning on bypassing the domestic rush hour.
You don’t need to be a blogger to participate.
All it takes is the love of one good poem. Or three. Or ten.
If you like the idea of exposure to poetry, but don’t know where to start, you can pick up poetry anthologies just about anywhere. I’m fond of The Top 500 Poems.