April 2022 – National Poetry Month Week 3

Sorry for the delay. A medical emergency on April 22 ended this year’s goals. Enjoy the third week!

THIRD WEEK

April 15

Amazing azaleas!
Perky Pinks
Riotous Reds
Funky fuschias
Wonderful Whites
In a flash, muted and gone

April 16 – The year 1812

The pencil was created by William Monroe
Used for class notes and many a memo
Kentucky’s first distillery came into being
Creating many a riotous evening
“Old Ironsides” received its nickname
The pride of The Navy it’s claim to fame
A great overture filled with loud booms
Lighting the sky with firework flumes

April 17 – Easter Haiku 

The scent of lilies
A subtle reminder of
One Man’s sacrifice

April 18 – Limerick

There once was a small resort city
Who focused a lot on committees
So much time spent
On where the money went
Turns out it was graft – what a pity!

April 19  

Ever wonder if a opening daylily
Is little more than a plant’s yawning?
Or the explosion of daisies
A leafy “jazz hands”?

April 20 – Limerick

Whenever I look at the moon
The thoughts in my head make me swoon
Synchronous rotation
A cause for celebration
That two bodies could learn to attune

April 21

Do sonnets catch phish?
Are quatrains run on tracks?
Are free verses costly?
Can acrostics be stacked?

About Shukmeister

I have a great fondness for chocolate chip cookie dough, 80's science fiction movies, and thunderstorms.

Posted on May 6, 2022, in Poetry and Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing!

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