Tomorrow, it Begins!!!

Yup, tomorrow is the day!  Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. Too celebrate my favorite genre of writing/literature, I hope to write a poem, a good poem, each day in April. I’ll post them on my blog. Wish me luck!! (I’ll also be celebrating with my students. More on that next week.)

Here’s my last March poem.

At the Corner of 46th and Bliss

A man, the one
who sits
on a short stool
under the street sign –
he wears round glasses
like Clark Kent’s
even though his eyes
have filmed with gray
as thick as fog,
and his whiskers,
more white than black,
jut from his face
like barbs –
he keeps a basket
of apples, red ones,
next to his stool
handing Eden
to those who pause
long enough
to say hello


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tagline.”


8 thoughts on “Tomorrow, it Begins!!!

  1. This one has a “feel” I recognize. I met a similar man when my kids were young. I wrote about him in A Handful of Kisses, though it wasn’t a poem. There’s always a story there if you just stop and talk and listen. This is a very visual poem. You can really see him sitting there. (And I’m excited to see what you do this month!)


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  3. I can’t remember how we post to NaPoWriMo. I’m registered. Do we just post on our own blog with no link to any set page? I’ve done this two other years and still can’t remember.


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