Saturday, March 25, 2006

I'm pleased to find this site - Poetry 180. Apparently there are 180 days in the US school year, so there's a poem for every school day. I particularly liked Linda Paston's A New Poet. When you're reading one you enjoy, she says,
And the words are so familiar,
so strangely new, words
you almost wrote yourself
I think I know what she means - there's a joy in reading something you might have written, if only you'd thought of it first. It's the same sense of recognition you get with people sometimes, and you think 'yes, this person might just be a friend.'

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