"A remembered poem is not like a remembered fact; a memorised poem is like a relationship that develops with time. You can mull the poem over at different times and places and even the shortest poem will take on new shades of meaning and significance. "
A lovely post today at Book World on the relevance of memorizing poetry: I can't think of a better use of your next several minutes than to go read it and think about which poems you'd like to fill a notebook with.
Want to read the ten best online short stories of 2004? Want to vote for your favorite? Thanks to storySouth's Million Writers Award , you can do both. The Notable Stories of 2004 link is worth exploring as well--there are some well-known writers mixed in with the newer folk publishing online these days.