“Words that Shimmer”

“Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days
without knowing it, until we hear it.”

— Krista Tippett

Krista said this in introducing Elizabeth Alexander. (It’s “Words that Shimmer,” NPR, Krista Tippett on Being, I especially enjoyed Elizabeth’s story about a sound check which turned into a poetry reading complete with applause, illustrating that a poem, as she puts it, “calls for your attention.” And her poem “Ars Poetica #100” is one great way to introduce poetry to anyone.

Elizabeth Alexander from Being Ars Poetica #100
Elizabeth Alexander, from Krista Tippet on Being, "Ars Poetica #100"

Add a little poetry to your life, whether or not you write. Maybe you didn’t even know you were hungry for it.

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