There will be two concurrent features on the blog next month. We will continue with The Lucy Maud Montgomery Journals Read Along, with the introductory post running April 1 and the discussion post April 29. We’ll take off the month of May and resume reading Volume III in June.
The rest of April will be devoted to National Poetry Month. There will be a variety of posts from poets, authors, readers, and teachers talking about their experiences with poetry. And there will be a really fun giveaway. More on all this in the days to come.
Here’s a Lucy Maud Montgomery quote that nicely ties the month together:
I love best the poets who hurt me — who offer me the roses of their thoughts with the sharp thorn among them, piercing to the bone and marrow. When in reading a poem I come across some line or couplet that thrusts itself into my heart with a stab of deadly pain — then is my soul knit unto the soul of that poet forevermore. Browning hurts me worse than any poet I have ever read — and so I love him most.