Happy First Day of April
April Fools’ Day Quiz
Is it wise to spend the day gazing into space?
Is it wise to while the hours sitting in one place?
Is it wise to wonder how a cookie’s like the moon?
Is it wise to contemplate the secrets of a spoon?
Is it wise to strain your brain searching for a rhyme?
Is it wise to treat a misplaced accent like a crime?
Is it wise to form your words around a given rule?
If you believe the answer’s yes, then you, like me, are a . . . poet.
Happy April Fool’s Day and Happy First Day of National Poetry Month! How have I never noticed they fall on the same day?!
I’ve been agonizing for weeks about how to celebrate this year. Should I write everyday? Should I post everyday? Should I have a theme? What should it be?
Nothing I considered felt quite right, so I’m going to go with my gut and not choose. I commit to celebrating National Poetry Month in some way every day this month, but how I’ll celebrate will mostly be the whim of the day. Maybe I’ll read. Maybe I’ll write. Maybe I’ll post. Maybe I’ll visit other poets’ blogs and see what they’re up to. I do know I’m going to contribute to Irene Latham’s Progressive Poem on April 7th, and I know I’m going to participate in the Spark postcard exchange. But on the other days, who knows? My plan is to wander. I hope you’ll join me from time to time.
To see how other people are celebrating the month, take a peek at Jama’s roundup.
For more Poetry Friday, visit Amy at The Poetry Farm. I know she plans to wonder. I wonder what she’s wondering today.
See you soon!
Good plan, Liz! Sounds like one you will have fun with — no pressure. (My favorite couplet: the second one. Charming!)
Thanks, Tabatha! I like that couplet too.
Catchy poem to start the month…enjoy wandering!
Oh, the end of this made me laugh! Yes, it’s wise and foolish both. That’s the wonderful part!
I hope you have a beautifully foolish and foolishly beautiful National Poetry Month, finding poems along the path.
Thanks, Amy! I’m so glad I made you laugh. : )
Fun poem (love 2nd stanza especially). Enjoy your wandering and exploring this month!
Thanks, Jama, was it the cookie and the spoon?
Luckily, your posts already land in my inbox, so it won’t be tough to join you. 🙂 I look forward to a month of wonderful poetic foolishness wherever we find it!
I’m wandering too, Liz. I’ll be traveling some of the month & cannot find a way to do something every day. I love your questioning, what all curious people do, like poets! I’ll look for you on the blog or perhaps FB!
I like your attitude. I plan to taste poetry all month.
Haha – Brilliant Liz!
Your poem hits home! And I like your approach to National Poetry Month. I imagine you’re going to enjoy it and give your creativity a boost with this approach…like your mind has poetry wandering around to play with as it chooses.
HA! Love the ending!!
I almost gave into “no project this year, I’m just going to wander.” Almost. But then I found the photos…
The photos are a brilliant idea. I had an assignment like that in a poetry workshop I took. It worked really well. I can’t wait to see what you write.
Happy Poetry Month, Friend! One of these years, I’ll do a daily project. But I’ll probably bump into you wandering around this year.. ;0)
I love this poem, Liz! I’m with you on your plan not to have a plan other than to make poetry part of every day. How can we go wrong? Enjoy!