Poetry is not just sappy love sonnets (although, if that’s what you’re into, that’s totally fine — here’s a tissue.) But poetry can also be funny, thoughtful, dark, simple, complicated, long, short, interesting and all-around awesome. Like jeans, poetry comes in all shapes and sizes.
Here are five reading suggestions (some of my favorites) to help celebrate National Poetry Month. You can find the full poems on poets.org, your local library or in my head (two of those are much easier to access and understand than the third):
You tell me Who, What, Where, When and Why. I’ll pick one submission and create the story in 500 words or less.
Here’s an example:
Who: A talking armadillo
What: Plots world domination
Where: From a clown car
When: In the year 2525
Why: Because he’s itchy
So, what do you think? Let’s tell a story!
When I was a kid, I liked to make things up and put it on paper. Since it was a lot of fun, I never bothered outgrowing it. I hope you’ll enjoy my books and stories as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.
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Stay curious and the world will be as wondrous as you are.