April 2014 – National Poetry Month
Every year, I’m challenged by my Twitterbean chingus to participate every April, where I write a poem a day for the entire month.
April 1: HaikuWorst Police Fool’s Day? Stuff those lovely Krispy Kremes With some mayonnaise.
April 2: Free verseThe tiny pink buds Tentatively open to the warming rays Does this mean winter is over?
April 3: SonnetI stare at the computer screen Blankness mocks with pixels of white. Am I only able to vent my spleen, And churn it out as so much shite? Perhaps I just need a shot of caffeine So the bottled words will ignite Or maybe some high-priced cuisine To bring that imagination to light. Ahhh! [headdesk]
April 4: LimerickThere once was a lady so fine Elegant like a slim glass of wine. She was dating a tailor Who swore like a sailor So her words took on a bit of a brine.
April 5: Free VerseWhenever I’m at Starbucks, I hear, “Grande macchiato, no whip, no foam” Or “Vente three-pump vanilla latte” And I wonder if that person can possibly enjoy Theirs more than I enjoy my tall Chai hot.
April 6: Free VerseFrom Absinthe and Apple To Celadon and Citron From Mantis and Mint And Avocado and Olive I just want a Green Spring!
April 7: HaikuIn spite of the cold I stand with waves lapping toes And watch the sunrise.
Note on photo: This is a picture of a fire in the Great Dismal Swamp, reflected in the calm waters of Lake Drummond.