Today, dear Reader, I received an email from LK Ludwig who has proposed A Day of Sharing Words. LK explains:
"The idea: We have words that touch us, move into our hearts and resonate, creating a feeling, taking us some place- past, present, future- perhaps some place we have never been and may never go, but for whatever reasons, the words pulse in our blood. Meeting new words, new poets, new poems, new ways for my heart to beat, is an intriguing concept. Want to go on this adventure with me? It will be easy to travel along. Many of us already do this sharing; this idea is just to help us find each other and hear the words we have to share.
"The Date: Wednesday, November 19.
"The Plan: on your blog, post a poem that moves inside you, touches you, reaches you. (quotes and song lyrics also welcome). Include the author (or composer or musician) and source (book, album)- perhaps also the amazon link if there is one. no explanation required, no other revelation about the poem you are choosing is necessary.
"One last thing- Perhaps add an image. a photo. a video. a painting. a collage. if you would.Come here to this post. http://gryphonsfeather.typepad.com/the_poetic_eye/2008/11/sharing-words.html
"Add a comment with your link. I'll create a typepad page with the links, so others can hear the rhythm of the words, see the image and share in the experience.
"The Request: If you are intrigued enough, post on your blog about this Day of Sharing Words- encourage your friends to post. Who couldn't use a few new poems in their treasury or new songs in their hearts? How cool would it be if we coud [sic] get dozens of bloggers to share on the same day!? What an anthology that would make!!!"
I will certainly be posting one of my favorite poems next Wednesday, Dear Reader. Come back then and see what I have chosen! Will it be a Billy Collins poem, or a Mary Oliver, a classic from Shelley or Keats, perhaps a little e. e. cummings or someone else? Who will I share with you that day? I hope that many of you will be joining in the fun. Please do let LK know so that we may all go to the link page she will create and encounter new poets and old friends. See you there!