Tag: National Poetry Month

My Favorite Poem

April has been National Poetry Month. All month Poets.org has provided opportunities and activities to celebrate poetry and poets. I couldn’t let the celebration pass without posting one of my favorite poems about a realio, trulio, little pet… Read More

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Words for Writers – Flaubert

With special thanks to Edie Melson for lovely graphics and her extraordinary grace in sharing her beautiful work.

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A Lizard Poem for National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets established April as poetry month in 1996 to encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained here. In honor of poetry month, here’s a little story about poetry writing. Years… Read More

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Do April showers bring May flowers?

It wouldn’t be right to blog in April without referencing the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The phrase probably came from the General Prologue found in The Canterbury Tales: “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. That’s why I chose Poetry for our word today. I read in Cynthia R. Green’s blog “A Mad Obsession’: Poetry on the Brain that poetry is a good way we can keep our brains challenged and… Read More

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Poem in MY Pocket Today…

Poetry plays a huge part of the romantic journey my husband and I travel, especially the poetry of Elizabeth and Robert Browning. You’ll find the words from the Browning’s poems not only in our pockets but other places too. Around our garden, on stepping… Read More

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PIYP Day is April 26th…Are you ready?

On April 26th, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues will ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets on PIYP day or Poem in Your Pocket  Day. The idea is simple: • Select a poem… Read More

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, who knew?

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. I didn’t know. Did you? Seems back in 1996 the Academy of American Poet established the tradition to highlight American poets and encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained on… Read More

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