I don’t like poetry. I like poems. Individuals ones, certain ones, but I don’t ever seem to want to sit down and read a book of poetry. This means I haven’t made any progress on my reading goal of a book of poetry a month in 2011. None. I tried. I started Leaves of Grass, but I just don’t wanna. So I’m giving up. I like to read, and three months in, my reading goal is giving me a lot of stress and not too much enjoyment, two things I don’t usually associated with reading. As my friend Danita says, sometimes punking out is the better part of valor.
I have added the Poetry Foundation’s Poem of the Day RSS feed to my reader. Maybe I’ll discover another poem I like, but for now I’m leaving my poetry goal behind.