National Poetry Month is here!

“National Poetry Month in April is a special occasion to celebrate the importance of poets and poetry in our culture. In this time of uncertainty and great concern, we can rely on poems to offer wisdom, uplifting ideas, and language that prompts reflection that can help us slow down and center mentally, emotionally, spiritually.” – Poets.org, The Academy of American Poets

Poetry has always brought a sense of calm to me regardless of the state of the world, so I hope our patrons find comfort in this poem by Joyce Kilmer. Visit poets.org to learn more about the National Poetry Month celebration and to read more wonderful verse from our nation’s poets.

Trees

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

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Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am a reader; a true bibliophile. I don’t know when I learned to read or what children’s book I had my parents read to me over and over until I memorized it, but I do know the book that sparked my love of reading. It was Muggie Maggie, by Beverly Cleary. Ever since that fateful day, I have never been without a book. My handbag is always bulging with various pieces of reading material so I’m never without something to read. I enjoy sharing my passion for reading with others so a job at the library was a good fit. I have been an employee of the Louisville Free Public Library for eight years and am currently an Adult LA at the Middletown Branch. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Humanities from Ohio Wesleyan University. I enjoy literary fiction, literary thrillers, memoirs, poetry, essays, and short stories. I am infatuated with many things so this list is by no means complete : New York City, my cats; Edison and Leonard, Starbucks coffee,Edinburgh, Scotland, autumn, museums, baking, fitness, puzzles, calligraphy, The New Yorker, London, chocolate, bookstores, learning and language.