January 1, 2012

Spin the Poet

I spent the past week in the countryside - something every Winniperson should do when they get the chance. It's fantastic how much thinking and feeling you can do when the noise fades, your pace slows and you can take a long walk in total solitude.

If, like me, you have a hard time putting your thoughts and feelings (yer contemplatin') into words OR you need a kick-start - don't worry. There's an app for that.

The Poetry Foundations Mobile App (for both iPhone and Android) has hundreds of contemporary and classic poems to get your inner artist on. You can browse by author or title, but the best feature is the Mood/Subject Wheel - you spin two dials (one moods, the other subjects) and poems matching the combination you arrive at are listed.

And it's free. So if you're looking for a late holiday gift for yourself...

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