Story Time Friday – To #NationalPoetryMonth

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fancy lineresizeToday is the first day of May, May Day if you will. Aside from it being the start of a new month, it’s also the end of another. It signals the end of April. But April is more than just another month on the calendar for many. It’s National Poetry Month (which is really international thanks to today’s global communications systems).

As you know, I make a big deal out of NPM. I also make a big deal about poetry year-round. Just because NPM ended, I’ll keep shoving more poetry down your throats (unless enough people make a fuss…then I’ll consider calming down a bit, haha). That means that for today, the first day of May and the first Story Time Friday post after NPM, I’m extending NPM for one last day.

In honor of all who gave poetry even a little more attention in April, here’s a poem to National Poetry Month.

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To National Poetry Month

by Robert Zimmermann


(may I call you that?)
you were fun
while you lasted.
I wish you didn’t have to

You were filled with words,
both written
and read.
You were a month full
of appreciation
for an ancient craft.

the poets and
lovers and
innocent bystanders of unnecessary rhyme,
thank you.

Thank you, April.
For being there
for tortured souls and
inspired dreamers alike… 

Until next year,
A Poet

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For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip on in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!


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