Poetry is alive and well, here in the High Desert. How do I know this; it is because I love to write poetry. Sometimes poems are sad and sometimes they are happy. I decided to do some research about desert poetry and one of my favorite poets is Robert Frost. Of course he maintains all rights to his poetry as every author does. I’m not sure if you are familiar with his work but I wanted to give you a few lines from his desert poem, the last stanza actually and then tempt you to go on line and find the entire poem. Robert your words move me and are breathtaking. For all you desert fans here is the last stanza downloaded from http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/desert-places/.
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces,
Between stars-on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home.
To scare myself with my own desert places.
So if you read this poem in it’s entirety you will see how deep, sensitive and amazing poetry can be. Express yourselves with words and lift up your deepest feelings and desires. Your love for the desert, your home, your soul mate. I’m declaring this to be a week of poetry that makes me reflect on my surroundings. Look for some amazing words coming your way and hey if you are a poet maybe you can comment with a few words of your own. Get out the sentiment and tell us why you love poetry, which poets move you and make you smile.
Robert Frost lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963. He won the highest award for his work, The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was one of the most well known American Poets. Pick up one of his books today.