I love this picture of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. It is called Flutesong. There is a romantic dreaminess which speaks directly to me. It's by an artist named Paul Gassenheimer. James Dean was one of my heroes when I was a teen. Part of the reason that I studied Method acting is because of him.
Guess what? April is Poetry Month!! You all know my love of Poetry. All this month, I'm going to share some of my own poetry and more of my favorite poets. As well, as trying to do two videoposts of poetry this month.(Yes, I am being ambitious.) If it's been eons since you read poetry. Take time this month to search out poetry. You can explore online to places like Poets.org or go to your local library.
Here is a small list of my favorite poets off the top of my head: Nikki Giovanni, Basho, Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda, Sappho, H.D., Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Pearl Cleage, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman.
When I write poetry, I prefer the freedom of free verse. As I said before, I'm committed to writing a poem a day for the whole of 2009. Here are two of my poems I wrote this week.
the bluebird's song
Beaten and battered
He lifts me
He makes me
And heals my heart
My treasured Knight
If there are some closet poets out there, I do encourage you to share your poetry on your own blogs. I believe there is the touch of the poet in all of us. If your shy, I can even put it on my blog along with some of my other poems. (Of course, link it back to your blog) There is solidarity in numbers. Just as we need food to live, we need art to feed our souls! Poetry is an art form that feeds my soul very well.
As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.