Appreciation, April, literature, memorization, memory, National Poetry Month, Official State Poem, poetry, prayer, rhymes, Spring 2012, writing, Yeats
This morning, I saw a post on Twitter by NPR’s Morning Edition, asking people what poems they have memorized.
I have a few. A special one by Yeats. A silly little refrain in Spanish. This simple, short poem was so much a part of my childhood, I can’t remember a time I didn’t know it by heart: “There is a Reason”
There is a reason
Why raindrops fall,
Why flowers bloom,
Why trees grow tall.
I challenge you to memorize a poem sometime, if you haven’t already. Here are some reasons you should. And if you have favorites you know by heart, please share them in the comments.
Amanda Blackman said:
“It was many a many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea, that maiden there lived who you may know by the name of Annabell Lee…”
I used to know the whole thing, but just did about half still from memory!
Amanda, I love that one.
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