April 2014 – National Poetry Month
April 8 – HaikuOh how darkness loves Both happy sighs and sorrow And hides both from view.
April 9 – Free verseWhen hand hits flesh Soul burns and shrivels. When hand caresses Heart and mind soars. Proof that we still have God’s gift to us, of creation How should we use such power?
April 10 – HaikuThe whiteness stands out Bright against those shades of brown Oh no! A gray hair!
April 11 – An Ogden Nash-esqueInstead of being neutral, Saying something positive Is much better than being negative Ion to say.
April 12Knock Knock Who’s There? Crazy Cat Lady who hums showtunes. Mom! Your sister’s here!
April 13 – Twitter poem (less than 140 characters)My comforter croons warmly in my ear As I lie in its dark embrace. My bladder tugs the coat of my consciousness Like a five-year old begging for sweets.
April 14 – HaikuThe howling winds blow Giving rise to a deep need To snuggle and nap
This week’s picture is from a trip to Assisi, Italy, in December 2009. I have no idea where they put the prisoner.