You may have noticed that I haven't been writing the Poetry Friday posts for the past few weeks. While I love reading everyone's Poetry Friday contributions and truly like poetry, I'm honestly not that well-versed in it and was struggling to find things to say about the poems I featured other than, "I like this poem a lot," and "William Butler Yeats makes me sigh."
One Friday in early February, I couldn't come up with a poem to feature, and I asked my friend Wes what his favorite poem was. He started naming all kinds of wonderful poems, and I was so impressed with his knowledge of poetry that I somehow roped him into writing the post for me. If you remember, he wrote a very insightful piece about W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939." Since then, Wes has been offering up some wonderful poems and observations that have really added a fresh perspective to The Well-Read Child.
Paradise Lost. He even writes his own poetry, which I'm hoping one day he'll share with us.
So, please join me in officially welcoming Wes as a regular contributor to The Well-Read Child. I look forward to seeing what he has in store next.