We’re a week into April, designated as National Poetry Month, and I’m late to the party–the poetry party.
Poets, and poets who don’t know it are celebrating with Poem A Day, PAD’ing for a week.
I have no excuses, only a humble poem (excuse) to offer.
The words weren’t ready
the feeling wasn’t there
to pick up a pen
and write pretty words
write a bright poem
one for spring,
flowers, bees, and such things
The heart didn’t remember
April had come and
poetry had sprung
but was content to wallow
in the winter doldrums,
hiding words in a hibernating heart
waiting for a reason
Here’s a list of poetry party goer’s who I follow and that you may enjoy:
Kelli Russell Agodon – Book of Kells. She’s giving away free poetry books!
Himani B – Tenderheartmusings.
Andrea Beltran – enjoy her list of published poems on her page.
JohnCoyote – Poetry, Story, and Real Life.
Frausto – UP! urban po’E. Tree (s): Poet, Teacher, Librarian.
Paul Lenzi – Poetry and Polemics.
Per Mare – She uses gorgeous photography with her poems.
Jeff Nguyen – Deconstructing Myths: Social Justice is Built One Idea at a Time
Margo Roby: Wordgathering and prompts.
I have not exhausted my list of poets. I add one or two each time I come across a blog post on WP that I enjoy.
Share a poet site, or two, in the comments. The more the merrier.