In Inspiration, Life on
April 22, 2015

National Poetry Month


I spent this weekend exploring the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City for the first time! Um, why aren’t all art museums *completely free*? Anyway, I think painting is a different kind of visual poetry. So it inspired me. 

In the spirit of art, April is National Poetry Month! These are my all-time favorite poems (I’m a bit of a classic buff, but I feel something every single time I read them.); send me yours!

When I have fears that I may cease to be (John Keats)

Ozymandias (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

The Lady of Shallott (1842) (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

The Raven (Edgar Allen Poe)

Invictus (William Ernest Henley)

The Rights of Women (Anna Leticia Barbauld)

 Phenomenal Woman (Maya Angelou)

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost)

Breakage (Mary Oliver)

(Did you know that Monet’s Water Lilies works [shown above] that are split up among different international museums were actually all intended to be displayed side by side in an oval room? It’s so that the viewer would be surrounded by serenity and peaceful images. I know. I love him, too.) 




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