My free National Poetry Month poster arrived today!
They voted the NPM poster as "cool." No surprise, image on this year's poster is eye-catching.
fantasy author A.R. Rotruck, so I loved this weird Rhode Island vampire story. Mercy Brown of Exeter, Rhode Island died in 1892, but was exhumed to try to save her brother from a family curse. Read on to find out what happened next.
Poet Galway Kinnell is a native of Providence. Current state poet laureate is Lisa Starr.
On the tour, I love finding poems that give a sense of the region we are visiting. Starr captures The Ocean State in this poem. If you've ever lived near an ocean, you'll recognize the pull she feels here.
by Lisa Starr
I went back to the sandpipers today--
it's been a while.
Six of them, or
was it twenty? Never matters;
somehow we all know when a meeting has been called,
somehow we all know
exactly when the surf
will start tossing back
its wild silver hair.
One time I was astonished
to find them waiting for me on the beach in Newport.
It was so quiet it was like rain
without the rain.
I wasn't planning it
my car just brought me there,
a most uncommon thing-- it's not that kind of car--
but there we were, alone on a beach.
It almost made me giddy,
I'd forgotten how much
I need them.
Click to read the rest of the poem and others by Starr.
Tomorrow, I will take you to Vermont. This time, we're calling the Ben and Jerry's factory first before we show up for a tour. Because I can't handle that kind of disappointment twice in one lifetime.