I'd like to use this blog to share both my poetry assignments and the poems of my students. I'd also like to share my favorite poems and new poems that I discover along the way. And finally, I'd like to connect with others within the poetry blogosphere.
Speaking of favorite poems, now seems like a good time to share the one that inspired the title of this blog. If you knew it without being told, you're in the right place. If you didn't and you enjoy it, you're in the right place, too.
BY GEORGE OPPEN
Veritas sequitur ...
In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down—
That they are there!
Effortless, the soft lips
Nuzzle and the alien small teeth
Tear at the grass
The roots of it
Dangle from their mouths
Scattering earth in the strange woods.
They who are there.
Read the rest here.
There are so many things I love about this poem. What about you?
Happy reading. I look forward to the journey.