Oh Joy! It’s National Poetry Month

npm2013_poster_540Let us start every day with a poem. Let us eat poetry for breakfast, brush our teeth with poetry. Let us say a poem out loud to anyone who’ll listen. Let us make a sandwich of poems and invite the world to lunch, take a book of poems to bed and dream metaphors. We’ll put poems in our pockets (Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 18) and empty them on the street corners of commerce for the common good.

Obviously, I’m a little poem crazy this month, and mad with Spring. Everything is abloom and I’m living among the trees again.

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I hope you’re a little mad, too. I hope you’re celebrating National Poetry Month. I hope you’re writing poems and reading poems and going to poetry readings. It’s good for you and good for all living things.

Here’s a Poem Flow App for your iPhone and here’s a link to NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). Your challenge: Write a poem a day. Send one or two (or more) to me. Kiss every poet you meet and say thank you.

Does every April make you a little poetry-mad, too? How do you celebrate National Poetry Month?

4 thoughts on “Oh Joy! It’s National Poetry Month

  1. You said: ” I’m living among the trees again.”
    Wassat? Did they come up north for the winter? And here we thought it was a strange animal running through the forest.

    Don’t mind me, our weather changed today see.

    • Hi Linda, no that wasn’t me. Despite what you may have heard, we have a few trees besides palms in SoCal.

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