Today I am grateful for poetry. Yesterday I read an amazing poem by Melinda Smith called First…Then… on a guest post at Aspie in the Family. It is such a beautiful poem describing the some of the experiences of a parent of an autistic child. I know that every parent has different experiences from birth through to suspicion to diagnosis and then therapy .. but I think that there are some things that we all experience and know .. I love this poem.
But what it also has provided me is a timely reminder about how much I love poetry .. and the power that poetry can have. I have been reading and listening (gotta love Youtube) to some amazing poetry … some new (well at least for me) … some old .. some favourites and some that well maybe I just could not appreciate when I was younger.
Some of my favourites are the Shakespearen Sonnets … Here is a great reading of Sonnet 29