Saturday, 4 April 2009

National Poetry Month

Originally uploaded by djvteach

Do you know the poem? It's from "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" by James Wright.

April is National Poetry Month in the USA. Some people aim to write a poem a day. That's probably not the most creative way to write but maybe you'd get a sniffle of an idea to develop later down on paper if you force it once a day.

Inspired by the poster design, the Academy of American Poets invites everyone to capture and share their own ephemeral bits of verse based on the poster. People are invited to write lines from a favorite poem on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk etc, take a photo before it disappears and post it here on Flickr. Or click on the photo above.

This is a fantastic idea, I think. Check them out and maybe add your own.

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