Last night I attended the third annual poetry awards for the Friends of the Library.
I was able to listen to some great poems as they were read by the winners of the different categories.
The awards ceremony was held at the Tracy Grand Theatre.
This brought back some memories of poetry.
I have written a few poems in the past. Perhaps I will share some of them someday.
Last night at the poetry awards I was thinking back to High School. One year I went to the State Speech Festival and received a medal for Poetry Interpretation.
My selection was Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Of course, many of us know the first few lines of this great poem.
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
This poem would have come in handy for the Jeopardy! contestants on the show tonight. Final Jeopardy was about the this event and none of the contestants got it right.
I also thought about some of my previous posts about poems.
I have written several posts about poems that my Grandma saved in her scrapbooks.
See: Kite Poems
I have also posted about poems from the different seasons.
See: Spring Poems
I also used pictures I have taken to illustrate a poem about fall.
See: Fall of the Year