New Milford Poetry Corner

Welcome to National Poetry Month ~ April 2020!
Check here: for a variety of ways you can celebrate poetry at home. But before you head on, we’d like to introduce to you poems selected and read by the New Milford Library staff. More will follow so stay tuned! As the library closing is becoming longer than expected, we miss seeing everyone more and more everyday. How integral social interaction is in our lives! Hope our online visits brighten your days a little.  We would love your visits as well! Send us a recording of your reading to We look forward to seeing you all.

New Milford Public Library Director Terrie McColl reads Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is a the Thing with Feathers”

THANK YOU New Milford Mayor Michael J. Putrino! Mayor Putrino joins in the celebration of National Poetry Month with his adaptation of Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Darlene, Tech Services, reads a poem she wrote titled “Beyond The Bars”

New Milford Councilwoman Lisa Sandhusen reads “Finding The Space In The Heart” by Gary Snyder

Thank you Jude for participating in National Poetry Month! Jude’s selection “Lost Poems” by Wole Soyinka

Gloria, Circulation Assistant/Page reads “Warning” by Jenny Joseph

New Milford Councilwoman Hedy Grant reads “Lake George Barns” by Barbara Unger

“To My Mother” from A Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson is read by Robbie, our Library Assistant

“How Do I Love Thee?” (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, read by Linda, a page at the New Milford Public Library

“The Cow” by Robert Louis Stevenson read by Amy, Library Assistant at New Milford Public Library

Ruth, Library Assistant at New Milford Public Library, reads “When White Hawks Come” by Dg Nanouk Okpik and “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes


New Milford Public Library’s Reference Librarian, Brian reads So, Well Go No More a Roving” by Lord Byron

A selection from John Keats, read by Yolanda, who oversees the New Milford Public Library circulation operation

“Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou : Read by Anna, our Adult Services Librarian

“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman : Read by New Milford Public Library Children’s Librarian Ms. Sun.

Judy reads her poem “In The End”

“Judy’s Poem” an original poem read by Judy who works in circulation.