This month on The WRITE Addiction, several of us will be teaming up to honor National Poetry Month. Now, before some of you shut down I’m willing to bet you that there is a form of poetry that you love. You know how I know this? Poetry is far more than your average Easter Sunday speech which was probably a childhood trauma you survived since public speaking is one of the greatest fears people have at least in the US.
No, I’m willing to bet that each and every one of you has some kind of music that you enjoy and music (even instrumentals) is poetry. They are a marriage of message and and emotion that sway us down to our core.
So I am going to share with you one of my absolute favorite poets of all time, Langston Hughes. He was a master of the poetical arts. So, let me just give you his words so you can experience him for yourself.
Let America Be America Again – Part 1
Let America Be America Again – Part 2
Gal’s Cry for a Dying Lover
~ Marta C. Youngblood