National Poetry Month

Inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, April is observed in the U.S. as National Poetry Month.  For more information, ideas on how to celebrate poetry in your life, and to subscribe to receive a poem a day by email, visit  April is also National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), in which those of us who are so inclined are challenged to write a poem each day – more details are available at

Here are my efforts so far:

NaPoWriMo 1 – a found, mashed-up poem

Let us go then, you and I,
along the road less traveled by,
by which the sacred rivers run,
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
Under the old trees let us lie
and see a star slide down the sky
while all the sands of life shall run
till time and times are done.

NaPoWriMo 2 – a lie

It never even
crossed my mind – the thought that you
could love me that way.

NaPoWriMo 3 – a late-night thanksgiving

Glory be to God for thunderstorms:
for lightning tearing through the midnight sky,
for echoes rumbling off into the dark.
Praise be for winds that roar,
for rain that pounds its reckless fury out
until it gentles to a lullaby.

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