The Librarian Suggests
Is poetry dying? It sure does seem like it, but it's not! Is poetry still relevant, absolutely! And it's our jobs as librarians to keep it alive. Find a short poem and carry it with you, read it to yourself everyday for the rest of the month and hold on to it, hold on to the words, memorize it, and feel the emotion. I will leave you with this poem by one of our favorites, Mary Oliver.
"There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.
Like telling someone you love them.
Or giving your money away, all of it.
Your heart is beating, isn't it?
You're not in chains, are you?
There is nothing more pathetic than caution,
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own."