Marching into April’s Muse
It’s lovely that spring has basically sprung. There is no subtlety of seasons in my neck of the States. One weekend eight inches floated down with the grace of a freight train, causing school to shut down (oh goodness was I bummed). The next the rain came in, melting all that amassed snowflakiness and suddenly I’m owner of lakefront property. I hope the assessor doesn’t drive by.
One of the nicer aspects of March of how it promenades in so roaringly, only to meekly usher in April and all her flowers. Mixed in flowers are sunny days, longer days, taxes *cough*, and while these are sporadic occurrences of sweet sorrow (unless you like taxes), it’s an celebrating poetry.
Yes, this is a heads up that April is National Poetry Month. This year I arranged a guest poet to appear about every other post. In between the celebrity verse readings there will be poetical bits like forms, clips, and images. Ooh, I can’t wait. I’ve been working on April since last December.
Until April and the official start-up, here are some links to help you prepare:
And one of my absolute favorites: Poem-in-your-Pocket Day
Walt Whitman graces the poster this year. Find absolutely tons of great poetry info at http://www.poets.org.
See you around the corner!