2014 Poem a Day: 1

It’s that time again. April is poetry month and I’m dedicating myself to write a poem every day for the month of April. I always need a carrot dangling on a stick to get me going. [hee haw]

From NaPoWriMo: Today, I’d like you to go to Reb Livingston’s Bibliomancy Oracle. Clear your mind, push the button, and then write a poem based on the quotation that the oracle provides. Happy writing!

Every village has its lunatic,

its talking parrot, its spot in the park

*

from “Mondays” by Emily Fragos

I’m coming, he calls to the air

tattered coat and matted hair

He parts the red sea of passerby

He is no more mad than I

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And my son also wants to participate, here is his tribute to his grandfather, whose birthday is today April 1st —

Pappou

laid in bed all day

That was his way

I remember

He ate soup

He had the same name as me

I liked him a lot

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