Roanoke Council Member Michelle Davis has a poem in her heart. To celebrate National Poetry Month, she recited a bit for us and talks about what she takes from it.
In Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, she sees people searching. They’re asking “how do I give back? How do I leave a mark on society? How do I improve the lives of those around me? And there’s no answer, right? There are a million answers.”
Join other BOOK CITY residents at 7 PM on Monday, April 29, for Poetry by Heart. The event is hosted by Carilion Clinic’s Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program and BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke.
Participate by memorizing a poem or part of a poem. Or just come listen. The casual coffee-house style event at Java the Hutt in the lobby of Roanoke Memorial Hospital will give you a chance to recite the poem and tell in just a couple of sentences why it’s in your heart. We’ll also hear haiku from the Carilion employee haiku contest and enjoy refreshments and camaraderie around words.
We’ll see you then. Until then, here’s Council Member Michelle Davis on Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. ★