I have not been on the ball this year writing a poem a day as I’ve tried to in the past, but I still want to celebrate this month dedicated to one of my favorite art forms. So, this year I’ll share with you poems that I’m currently loving. Some are in the public domain, so I’ll post them in their entirety; others are newer, so I’ll post links. One such will be today’s poem.

I was introduced to this poem through Poets.org Poem-A-Day email and liked it so much that I entered it in our school’s annual POETRY MADNESS competition. (It won its first round.) Here is the link to Ada Limón’s “Instructions for Not Giving Up.” https://poets.org/poem/instructions-not-giving We need these directions after the past couple of years we’ve all endured. Stay strong. Read poetry. Be well my friends.