I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
hey hey hey, it’s world poetry day!
I am not a poet, as I think I made clear many years ago (and with the title of this post).
I do, however, happen to live with a poet and thought I should pay homage to him now that I know it’s World Poetry Day.
My honey, Michael Mark, has been writing poetry for maybe a year, and is already making a name for himself in a number of prestigious literary magazines. I’m so proud of him and want to share some of his work with you.
If you think it must be hard living with a blogger, let me assure you living with a poet is right up there. Everything is fair game, as we all discovered in his now-classic Baby’s Got a Hot Blog, which was featured on Empty Mirror.
His beautiful poem, Flawed, is currently the Top Poem on Everyday Poets, and I hope you’ll give it five stars to keep it there!
One of my favorite poems of his is For Me It Was the Trees, which brings me right back to our amazing trip to Africa last summer.
Michael recently became a regular contributor to Elephant Journal, where he writes about yoga and Buddhism, both of which have become very important to him over the last year. Check out his latest poem, Bad Karma on the Yoga Mat, and maybe even bring it a little good karma.
Last September, Michael did the 500+ mile Camino de Santiago in Spain (I am more of a spa girl, thank you very much), and some of the poems he wrote there are included in the spring issue of The Wayfarer. Just look at this gorgeous magazine!
Who knows? He might even write a poem about you.