poems

I am not sure if I've discussed my love of poetry here before or not. So I'll just say it now: I love poetry. I have enjoyed it for a long while, but only recently has my love really grown. In my (very large) stack of bedside reads is Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder. In it, he discusses how poetry really is meant for everyone and explains how to enjoy it and understand it more. Zapruder references tons of poems throughout (naturally) and I've been looking them up and keeping track of ones I really enjoy. I hope one of these speaks to you. 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

won't you celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton

Daybreak in Alabama by Langston Hughes

I Like My Body When It Is With Your by E.E. Cummings

In addition to Why Poetry, I have really been enjoying a daily poetry newsletter that I signed up for, Pome by Matthew Ogle. It's all contemporary poetry and I've discovered lots of poems that I really like.