Poetry

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.

Tracy Grand Theater, Tracy California, Old Theater, Art Deco TheaterThe 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.

State Speech, Kansas State Speech, Poetry Interpretation, Poetry Medal

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.

Poem, Alice Thorn Frost, Flying kitesI have written several posts about poems that my Grandma saved in her scrapbooks.

See: Kite Poems

spring poem, maude M. Grant, spring, garden, seasonI have also posted about poems from the different seasons.

See: Spring Poems

una pierce kilpatrick, fall, maple leaves, seasons, poemsI also used pictures I have taken to illustrate a poem about fall.

See: Fall of the Year

Steven

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