I love poetry. Poems are a great source of inspiration for me. During 2018, I’m working to memorize my favorites. I work on the memorizing every morning while doing “ball planks,” which are part of my weekday morning rituals. I will turn 50 in June, and memorizing is apparently helps keep sharp an aging brain. 🙂 Mostly, though, I’m memorizing these so I have them with me at all times without having to carry printouts of the poems.
This is my first of what will be a series of videos of me trying to recite a poem by memory. Appropriately, my first effort is my favorite poem, “The Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver.
Thanks for watching. And please feel free to share with me some of your favorite poems! (See all of my recorded memorized poems.)