National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and the Liv Northgate Blog has a few ideas to help you celebrate. We are taking ideas from the Academy of American Poets to help you celebrate, so write your own poetry and some this month. We hope that you have an awesome National Poetry Month here in your apartment in Gilbert, AZ!


Poetry Through Cinema

The Academy of American Poets suggests watching a poetry themed movie sometime this month. Our favorite of their movie recommendations is the Dead Poets Society. They say this of the movie: “Robin Williams plays an English teacher in an East Coast boys’ prep school who inspires his students to love poetry, among other life lessons. The film, which popularized the tradition of carpe diem poems, features verse by Frost, Tennyson, and Shakespeare.” Visit to find more of the Academy’s movie recommendations.


Read a Poem

Reading poetry is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Read a poem a day for the month of April. We’ll help you get started by featuring one of our favorite poems, “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud” by William Wordsworth.


I wandered lonely as a Cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and Hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden Daffodils;

Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:-

A Poet could not but be gay

In such a jocund company:

I gazed---and gazed---but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude,

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the Daffodils.


Write Your Own Poetry

Learn how to write your own poetry this month. Haikus are a great way to start writing. Haikus are three line poems. The first and last lines are five syllables long, and the middle line is seven syllables long. Visit the site to learn more about haikus and how to write them.


Do you have any poetry tips for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!

National Poetry Month