This is my attempt at honoring National Poetry Month! One goal this year is to acquaint myself with all the National Holidays and special days recognized and celebrated by all the peoples of the United States of America. So, I did a little research and came up with over seventy reasons to celebrate throughout the year!
At first, I wrote my poem and decided because of the content it should be titled “Spring, Sprang, Sprung!”…but I did a quick check on Google to see if I would be stepping on previous author’s toes and decided to steer clear. So, here’s my attempt to capture my favorite season and celebrate National Poetry month!
Spring Demands Attention!
The wind chimes clang
as mornings rays gently pry
tender crocus, tulip and daffodils rejoice
tis Spring cries the Robin!
Soils perfume a moist radiant air
a mix of cut grass and tree blossoms bright
the panorama is a bouquet of celebration
Winter’s spell is broken honk the geese!
Children frolic and explore the earth reborn
clouds herald the supply of natures drink
bees buzz excitedly at each colorful revelation
“Arise!” demands the sun!
By: Ed Milligan
I’m excited at what I will learn about people and culture in this little self-imposed continuing education assignment to explore and understand the history behind each of these holidays. I’ve added a few links to help you learn a little more about the history of National Poetry Month and how you can participate:
The history of National Poetry Month (started in 1996)
Poets.org A hub for poets everywhere!
April 14th is “Poem in Your Pocket Day!“
Find out what’s happening in your state to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Go ahead now! Its your turn. Try it–you may discover you have talent hidden in places forgotten! Have a great weekend everybody!
Cheers (follow me on Twitter @justasked)
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