Friday, April 28, 2006

Great Poetry Reading Day, Kiss-Your-Mate Day, April 28th


Great Poetry Reading Day

I dedicate today to the boy who introduced me to this poem. Until I had this poem read to me, with the appropriate poem reading voice, I thought that every poem written before, oh, Robert Frost (other than Shakespeare) was really hard and not worth my time. Now, I count Donne, Tennyson, and Browning (Elizabeth that is) as some of my best and most often visited friends.

Other poets that are definitely worth looking at today are Oscar Wilde (who also wrote my favorite short story The Happy Prince, which always makes me cry) and Dorothy Parker who is just simply too beautifully snarky for words. But, look here for her poetry.

Kiss-Your-Mate Day

I guess it's appropriate that Kiss-Your-Mate Day is the same day as Great Poetry Reading Day. So go ahead people, kiss away.

3 comments:

Master Fob said...

Do they mean "mate" in the zoological sense, or in the Australian sense? Or both?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

How about, "one of a matched pair"

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Of course we could also talk about the Naval Officer type of mate :)