It’s April Fool’s Day, a day fraught with deception and misdirection, so what better time to kick off National Poetry Month? (What cruel irony.) I’ve decided to take part in National Poetry Month this year—and no, this is not a joke—by posting some of my favorite poems ever, one each day, here on the website.
Before we get started, though, it’s Tuesday, so make sure to check out my poem “Dust Jacket” over on 5×500.
Okay, where was I? Right, favorite poems. There isn’t going to be much rhyme or reason to this, just a new poem every day from out there in the greater literary world. Some of these you may have seen before—possibly even from me—but hopefully some will be new for you. I was going to start off with Frost, but the one I was looking at was too depressing, and anyway it seemed like I should begin with something uniquely poetic, something about poetry, to get us in the monthly mood. This isn’t necessarily one of my favorite poems overall, but it’s definitely one of my favorite poems on poetry. Be sure to check back every day for new poems! You might find something you really like!
Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish