While Valentine's-related sales are expected to reach $20 billion this season, let's consider one more affordable and widely-applicable option for gift-giving: a well-chosen poem.Read More
Perhaps because poems offer us such bite-sized opportunities to pause, to savor ideas and images, to make metaphoric connections and deeper meanings and quickly engage our faculties of empathy, they should be invited to our daily tables like respected guests -- wise elders with a few choice words to impart.
Here, then, are three simple suggestions for adding a dose of poetic medicine to your life...Read More
Most English-speakers are familiar with the Japanese short form of poetry known as haiku; you may have even been forced to write a few of these micropoems in an 8th grade English class. But have you heard, or tried your hand at writing, a tanka?...Read More