Your lovely Poetry Tuesday begins with Pablo Neruda. I confess that I began to read Naruda mainly because I saw a movie called “Il Postino.” It’s probably more accurate to say that although I had read him in college I didn’t start buying his books until I saw the film. My point today isn’t that movies motivate but rather that no matter how we arrive at a poem it’s important we pay attention to it. This is the vibe I want to usher out to you today. When you read a poem you love…find MORE of that poet’s work..find poets who influenced them…find poets who emulate them. Find poetry and it will find you. And then in a quiet moment hasten thee to a bookstore…online or in real life…and support the great work of the poet by picking up a volume or two…and share it. Share it well.
And it was at that age … Poetry arrived
I did not know what to say, my mouth
And I, infinitesimal being,