It’s Poetry Friday and, in the midst of writing and talking and thinking about my new book baby, I’ve also been thinking about the poems that lead me to love poetry. I spent a lovely afternoon rediscovering my favourite childhood collection, and decided to share a few, and why they appealed to me.
You can find each of these poems, which are in the public domain, online:
The Purple Cow, by Gellet Burgess
Eletelephony (which I am sure I mispronounce in the video) by Laura Elizabeth Richards and
Forgiven, by A. A. Milne
There are so many more wonderful poems in this treasured collection that I would have loved to share, and perhaps will in future. There is something warm and comforting about poems from childhood. It isn’t just the words or the rhythms, it’s the physical sensation of the memories they invoke.
What poems do you remember loving as a child that have stayed with you?