The Mamas Share: Bishop’s Sonnet?

If you’ve been reading, you know that I love Elizabeth Bishop and you know that I’ve been holding out hope that some of you are memorizing her poem Sonnet with me. As of tomorrow mama:monk will be moving on to a new poem. I know you may not have had time to learn all of it. Or you may think that a poem is the last thing you’re going to use your limited brain powers on in the midst of crazy mother life. I understand that the poem memorizing part of this blog may be it’s strangest quirk, but I’m hopeful that there are some of you out there who are appreciating it! Are you out there, people?

Because I loved hearing your fantastic thoughts about hospitality, I’m really hoping you’ll share a little about your experience with this poem (even if it’s just what you’ve thought about reading it) or, perhaps, your nonexperience with this poem. Has Bishop’s poem meant anything to you?

Please share, mamas!

  • http://haleyballast.blogspot.com Haley

    I didn’t memorize it (yet)… but I did LOVE it and share it with a few friends. Keep the quirky poetry memorization coming – I think it’s great.

  • http://mommymonk.wordpress.com Micha Boyett Hohorst

    So glad you like it, Haley! Any recommendations for a poem you want to memorize in the future?

  • http://gmail Alysia

    I keep reading Bishop’s poem, and hope it will still be posted! I think the memorization is great, and hope to fill my brain with beautiful words, so keep them coming. Blessings, my friend! =)


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