Give a Gift During National Poetry Month

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.”

-Plato

 

April is National Poetry Month. Bookworms and wordsmiths across the  nation are celebrating this art form (most likely by, well, writing  a poem). After all, at the risk of overloading on quotes, W.H. Auden  is noted to have said: “A poet is, before anything else, a person  who is passionately in love with language.” Honor this literary landmark  month by giving a book of verse or poetry-inspired gift to a fellow  bibliophile.

Poetry-Inspired Gifts

Poetry to Heal Your Blues Book

 

Laughter may be the best medicine, but poetry resuscitates the heart.  This tome of inspiring poetry by various authors  is a healing, holistic way to encourage a loved one.

Haikubes

 

 

 

Who says poetry can’t be fun? This Haikubes game lets players roll the dice; the words that they land on become the  building blocks of their haikus for anything from zany to heartfelt  bits of prose.

Emily Dickinson Tee

 

 

Dickinson fans can now wear their fandom on their sleeve. This long-sleeved shirt sports one of her most famous poems, on hope.

 

The Sonnets

 

 

Of course, this list would be incomplete without a romantic gift.  Take a creative spin on traditional romance with this one-page layout of all 150 Shakespearean sonnets, ready for hanging and swooning  over. (Other Shakespeare classics are also available.)

 

 

Gifts to Inspire Poetry

All poet laureates start in the same place: with a pen in hand and  an open journal. This classic leather journal is slim enough to go where they go, waiting to record their musings  the instant inspiration strikes. Take it up a notch with this ornate peacock-designed version, or help cure insomnia with this I Can’t Sleep journal. Don’t forget to pick up a pen; they’ll channel the literary giants  of history with this feather pen set, complete with a quill, wood pen, nibs, and ink.

Medium Leather Travel Writing JournalFeather Pen Set

 

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