The January issue of Poetry Magazine includes an essay by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket for those of you with YA readers in the house. The essay, Happy, Snappy, Sappy: There’s Space in the Living Room for Poetry talks about the joys of reading poetry simply for the joy of reading poetry.
I’m sharing it here because there was a time when poetry scared me, as I explained in my post, Learning to Love Poetry Can Strengthen Your Prose. If poetry scares you … even just a little, have a read. I think you’ll appreciate it and I think you’ll laugh, too.