In Honor of National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, I had a stack of poetry books I hoped to read this month.  Unfortunately, I ended up getting side-lined with the flu, so reading progress came to a screeching halt for a couple of weeks. I read Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne.  I enjoyed reading the letters and poetry, especially after watching the movie Bright Star a few years ago.  I really didn’t know much about John Keats before the movie, outside of some his more famous poems, and for whatever reason, that movie really struck a chord with me.   Perhaps because he was so young when he passed away, struggling to make his poetry known to the world.  Perhaps it was the love story.  I digress, but it helped me rediscover John Keats and his poetry.

Here a few poetry books I have set out on my reading table and hope to tackle over the next month or so (for belated National Poetry Month!) 😀


Autumn Poems

One of the items on my fall bucket list included compiling a list of some of my favorite autumn and fall poems.  I have include some of my favorites below.

  • Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
  • To Autumn by John Keats
  • Last Week in October by Thomas Hardy
  • Autumn Day by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • October by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Unharvested by Robert Frost
  • Autumn Chant by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • October’s Party by George Cooper
  • Under the Harvest Moon by Carl Sandburg
  • Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson

Do you have any favorite autumn poems to add to the list?