Joanna Goddard from "A CUP OF JO" has been doing a charming series for her blog, which she titled, "Fall Challenge" and this week, she's asking her avid followers to memorize a poem by next Thursday. Off course, I've decided to join her little duel, opting to memorize "Southern Pastoral" by Pulitzer prize-winning American poet Natasha Threthewey -- who was appointed the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress in 2012.
I remember analyzing her poems in college from her critically acclaimed poetry book Native Guard and being moved by her unique ability to delve into racial issues. I'm so excited to start this mini-project. Wonderful idea, Joanna.
In the meantime, I'd like to share with you "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, a poem I couldn't forget even if I tried because I heard it so many times while growing up.
Enjoy my darlings.