So, there it went. Goodbye April! See you next time around. I’ll be ready for you next time, I really will.
Did you all have a great National Poetry Month? I sure did. I felt like I was surrounded by good poetry. I didn’t do a lot of reading from the so-called masters, but I did get to see a whole lot of poetry from my friends! Both original and favorites. It was great!
I thought I should put together a quick round-up of all of the poetry posts from National Poetry Month. Here goes:
Amy gave us three posts of her poems. I really liked Sinfonia and Laundry!
Mike shared a poem about recent history, which he claims he wrote in the third grade. I’m not sure I buy it.
The Battle of the Blinds
Katherine posted quite a few of her favorite poems:
That the Science of Cartography is Limited
Musee des Beaux Arts
Elizabeth dropped a poem about one of my favorite things in the world: Trees!
Kara also posted two poems. Her site feed is broken, so you might not have seen them, but they were there. I just saw the second while I was looking for the link for the first, so I haven’t had time to digest yet.
i carry your heart with me
Poem about love
Fridge for Thought featured some great poems this month too. I tried to talk Adam into a National Poetry Month theme, but I thought of it too late.
April 13 – Entries 2 and 4
April 27 – Entry 4
Melanie left a poem in the comments from the last thread:
I did talk a group of people from my favorite message board, Tweleve.org, to write some poetry in celebration of NPM. I really owe Tweleve and the people who populate the Creative Corner over there for my return to writing poetry a few years ago. They are the ones who dared me, and challenged me, and told me when I missed and when I hit. They’re great poets to boot.
Tweleve National Poetry Month thread
I know this post has drawn on a little long, so I’ll link my poems for the month of April, and then I’ll stop.
The Wind Blew in Detroit II
I dance slowly
I hope everyone got to read a favorite poem this month. Adam and Cass, thanks for the emails with poems in them. Thanks to everyone who took me up on my challenge. I hope I didn’t miss anyone.
Did anyone have a favorite poem they discovered this month?