Our family used to drive six hours to visit our cousins for the holidays, and to help pass the time, my mom and I would nerd out and memorize poems. The first one we chose was this picker-upper from Emily Dickinson. I still remember every word.

So, for the second fall challenge, let’s each memorize a favorite poem by next Thursday. How amazing to have beautiful words bouncing around your head. What do you think? Are you in?

P.S. Rudyard Kipling’s If and Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese are both beautiful…

(Photo by the wonderful Kari Herer; graphic design by Rachel for Cup of Jo)