April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool’s Day*

Today is the first day of the rest of April and National Poetry Month; wherein all persons, both living and dead I suppose, are invited to write a poem a day (PAD) or to read a poem every day. But you all know me too well, I think, to believe that I would post one every day. And as you know I have committed myself to write a poem a day this entire year of 2009 and thus far am pretty much on schedule, with the help of some of the~~sick~~ prompts provided by you for my jar. I have missed a few days but on others I have written more than one, so for me it still figures out the same on paper.

I plan to use the Prompts (some if not all) provided by Robert Lee Brewer on Poetic Asides and I hereby invite y’all to join in. It won’t hurt, much, it can be fun and you can read in the comments the works of many fine poets from all over the US and the world. I don’t think there are any from outer space but who knows.

Here is a photo of the motivational poster the Academy of American Poets sent to moi; it inspired the poem below.

NOW DON’T YOU BE A FOOL … GET OUT THERE, PBIC (put butt in chair) AND WRITE SOME POEMS … I double dog dare you!


Disturb the universe
What has it to do with me?
It knows not time, place
Nor me

I cannot, will not
Alter its existence
Yet it will affect mine
Sunrise to sunrise

As Hamlet spoke…
“To be or not to be”
Ha, that is not a concern
For the universe

It will simply be
Without self knowledge
Yet it is time, place
And me

Waves and undulations
Ripple thru this
Universe and out
Thru me

* BTW I believe this is a day started by the devil to insinuate that Christians are fools for believing Jesus rose from the dead. It is with faith, not sight nor proof that I believe.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dare I disturb the Universe... Reminds me of that Prufrock guy. :-)

I usually hate April Fool's Day, because of getting 'burned' by blog entries, on it. Dumb 'ol me! I used to "swallow" the neatly done ones. :-( And then get so mad.

-giggles- I know. I should have applauded the people, who could write clever April Fools Day posts. Should have. Didn't. -grin-

But at least I learned my lesson, eventually. That's one step in the right direction. ,-)

Aunt Amelia

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, a poem a day! How did the Universe let that slip by me?

I TOTALLY did not know the origin of April Fool's Day - kinda eerie.

And Dear Paige, please please forgive me for not posting my wonderful award yet. Yes, I am surely grateful and humbled fot it!

I've had a bit of fit hit the shan these past few days, so my mind's been elsewhere. But please rest assured, I WANT THAT AWARD!! And I will give it it's proper due in the next week or so.

Thank you for bearing with me.

Jannie xo

... Paige said...

Aunt Amelia, you are the pink of the world and the sweet sorta happiness that it creates.

Jannie, sorry bout the fhit on the san, just wanted to make sure you didn't miss out.

on the award-not the fhit (that is hard to type) the word not the...oh never mind.

FYI I have left my poem for today's promt in the comments on Robert's blog, titled Inspiration;

BUT there are a gazillon comments already and unless you were to read every single one or do a CTRL+F (for find) and type in my name you would never-ever in a bazillon years find it. {{{hint do ya think}}}

Oh is me, lost again ;~}

Mama Zen said...

I love your poem!

I'm not sure that I could manage a poem a day. Then again, no one said that it had to be a GOOD poem!

Linda said...

Fabu poem, Paige. Got the same poster on my bloggo.

Soooooo glad you're doing this. Yeppers. So much fun last year. Peace, Linda

Word ver: wenis (is this what women wish they had?)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

A poem a day...that would be quite a feat for me as I'm lucky to write one poem a year. I guess that's why I admire you so much because you can do it, write poems. I guess I just don't have the right inspiration.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Paige...I surprised myself and you were my inspiration. I posted a picture and wrote a poem. I just posted it. I'm so excited!