Today we are on Day 12 for the Book a Day Challenge by Penguin. Today's topic is a Book of Poems.
When I was in school so many years ago I was introduced to Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. They were the poets, along with Emily Dickinson that everyone had to read. I loved Walt Whitman then and I love him probably more now. I think he was a gorgeous looking person and I loved his words. I used to study his books and underline everything in them that seemed relevant to my life. I don't do that anymore but there is a sense of real nostalgia. When I read him I see the midwestern small town and farming communities I grew up with. I can feel the country and the farms and youth.
|I would have loved to have known this man.|
Robert Frost was another poet I loved as much but never quite as much as Walt Whitman. These are the two poets I think of today.
|Lovely cover isn't it.|