T. S. Eliot begins the elegiac The Waste Land with the following words:
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Every April, poets, poetry lovers, librarians, and students of all stripes rejoice in the unnecessary excuse to “Celebrate Poetry Month!” The next time you visit your library, take a look at the poetry books on display…ask your librarian for help finding that special, particular book of verse…recommend a collection of poems be added to the collection…write your own poem!