Poetry month is here once more just like it was the year before Limericks, sonnets, and other forms follow rules and the usual norms Some poems seem to meander around with a purpose that is seldom found Ego poetry is not a gift Like an unwanted guitar riff Some like structure, some like rhyme some think it is quite sublime Other think of Dr. Suess While other wonder what's the use. I'll try to write a poem a day Even with nothing worth while to say.
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996.
Things you can do to celebrate National Poetry Month (suggestions from the Academy of American Poets)
- List your virtual poetry reading and events
- sign and display a National Poetry poster
- participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, 2020 recommending the Dear Poet project to a young person,
- signing up to read a Poem-a-Day,
My recommendation (and one I will once again try to accomplish), write a poem a day.
Some will be better
Some will be worse
But no one will know
‘Til you write the danged verse