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Ten random things: April 9

Ten poems I've posted here in my LiveJournal that I will repurpose for my daily National Poetry Month posts on my Facebook page:

  1. William Blake - A Poison Tree
  2. Lewis Carroll - How Doth the Little Crocodile
  3. Nikki Giovanni - Love (and the Meaning of Love)
  4. Isaac Watts - Against Idleness and Mischief
  5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Kubla Khan
  6. Alfred Noyes - The Highwayman
  7. Eleanor Farjeon - Morning Has Broken
  8. Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven
  9. Langston Hughes - Motto
  10. John Koethe - Sally's Hair

Last year, I celebrated National Poetry Month by selecting thirty poems I'd previously posted here and reposted them as Facebook notes. (And let me as always pay tribute to my inspiration, caerwynx, who did it first back in 2003.) I wasn't really planning to do it again this year, but some people encouraged me to do it, so I did. The first few days of the month I sort of played it fast and loose, without any sort of master plan as to what I would post when. Tonight, I got serious about it, though, and chose the poems I planned to post for the rest of the month.

Meanwhile, you guys over here will still only get one poem a week. But it's fresh, never before posted! By me, at least. The Facebook people will have to wait until next year to see what I'm posting here tomorrow—if, indeed, I decide to do it again next year.

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