Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the “largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.”
April is also springtime, and springtime is the season of love!
So what better way to celebrate love and poetry than with these five sonnets by our favorite bard, William Shakespeare?
- Sonnet 18: ‘Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?’
- Sonnet 116: ‘Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds’
- Sonnet 29: ‘When In Disgrace With Fortune and Men’s Eyes’
- Sonnet 73: ‘That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold’
- Sonnet 1: ‘From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase’