Yes, it’s that time again – the cruelest month. The rainiest month. The dewdropiest month.
National Poetry Month!
We have some fantastic poetry books available, including the recent Echo of Ice Letting Go by poet Julie LeMay. Grab that and others from our poetry section!
I leave you with a poem by that “Bard of the Yukon”, Robert Service. Enjoy!
It’s my belief that every man
Should do his share of work,
And in our economic plan
No citizen should shirk.
That in return each one should get
His meed of fold and food,
And feel that all his toil and sweat
Is for the common good.
It’s my belief that every chap
Should have an equal start,
And there should be no handicap
To hinder his depart;
That there be fairness in the fight,
And justice in the race,
And every lad should have the right
To win his proper place.
It’s my belief that people should
Be neither rich nor poor;
That none should suffer servitude,
And all should be secure.
That wealth is loot, and rank is rot,
And foul is class and clan;
That to succeed a man may not
Exploit his brother man.
It’s my belief that heritage
And usury are wrong;
That each should win a worthy wage
And sing an honest song ….
Not one like this — for though I rue
The wrong of life, I flout it.
Alas! I’m not prepared to do
A goddam thing about it.
via Poetry Foundation