Hello and welcome to I Wish That I Might Be A Thinking Stone! As a lifelong avid reader, especially of what Voltaire called “the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls,” I find it a pleasurable task to express some of my thoughts and feelings in regards to a variety of poets and their poems. I don’t have a particular favorite era of poetry, though I am fond of many Romantic Era poets and currently, of the Generation of ’27. I don’t have a favorite poet, either, though I was initially drawn in by the work of John Keats, Sylvia Plath and Robert Browning, to name a few. As for the postings, I do not have a particular format in mind but will try to cover as many poets and their works (collections as well as individual poems) as I can over the course of the semester. Also, if there are any review suggestions, for a particular poet or perhaps a certain style of poetry, I will be more than happy to consider them. I guess this will suffice for an introduction – I look forward to this endeavor, to sharing things not only of great personal interest but hopefully of interest to many and last but not least, to the discovery and re-discovery of poetry both old and new, familiar and encountered for the first time.