9/23/2019 1 Comment
Recently I read to a group of seniors in a retirement community. Not readers of poetry, many found rapport with poems rendering the experience of another in a language resembling music, intensifying its effect. Believing poems "had to rhyme," some were drawn in by poems with the rhythm of speech and a story like their own. For seniors reading contemporary poetry by gifted artists can be especially rewarding in the celebration of individuals no longer present and a past held in memory.
9/25/2019 08:17:36 am
Thanks for your thoughtful blog commentary. Dana
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Neva Herrington is a poet and former educator. She is currently working on a new book of poetry, a collection of short stories, and her memoir. Her inspiration comes from her own experience and the work of other poets.