Happy National Poetry Day! Hopefully I can manage to get this post out before the clock strikes.
I was kindly asked by Laura Grace of Quotables fame to write a blog post with some of my favorite poetic quotes for their National Poetry Day blogathon. Please do go check it out here.
There are posts up by my colleagues Caroline Crew and Colin Fraser as well, so definitely give Quotables a look if you're feeling in the Poetry Day spirit! (Quotables is growing into a great online resource for quotes as well as a community of quote-lovers, as people can sign up and add their own quotes to the site. In fact, "Quotables allows language lovers to share and discover some of the funniest, wisest and most memorable things ever said.")
Also for National Poetry Day, I headed over to the Scottish Poetry Library for their celebratory teaparty and poetry reading. Loads of folk were in attendance reading old favorites and new poems, as well as the poems from the SPL's poetry postcards. It even ended with a song!
I made the above-pictured cupcakes (photo care of marvelous Peggy! Thanks, P!), with wee poetry-flags with lines from a couple cake-talking poems I found online. This one, and this one.
Any excuse for baking!
You can check out the gorgeous poetry postcards the SPL made this year, or even send one to your pals as an e-card! And if you head into the library this Saturday, I'll be there volunteering with Kay so you can say hello and pick up some paper postcards too!