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Yippee! In honor of Poetry Month, Easter, and all things rabbity,
my free-verse picture book, To Rabbittown is now only 99 cents
on iTunes, Kindle, Nook--yippee! (Picture me jumping up and
down like an over-caffeinated kangaroo…)
Download the free Kindle for PC  if you don’t have an eReader.

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And here are links to Poetry Month
in the Kidlitosphere–thanks, Jama!









Eli found Squirrel at the dog park.
Eli loves Squirrel.
Squirrel no longer squeaks. 
Eli removed Squirrel’s squeaker.
He couldn’t help himself.

Howdy, Campers and welcome to my 2012 Poem-A-Day Challenge!¬† Wowee–I can’t believe it’s here again!¬† This means I’ve been writing a poem a day since I took the challenge in April 2010.¬† Two. Whole. Years.¬† Over six hundred poems.

Ask any writer and I’ll bet 98% of us wonder if we deep-down really ARE writers.¬† Writing a poem a day has given me an amazing gift–I no longer doubt that I’m a writer.

This month, all the poems will be DOG POEMS, because the dog park is my new addiction.¬† So, let’s get on with the dog show–arf, arf!

 

April 11

SIX WORDS ABOUT THE DOG PARK


SIX WORDS ABOUT THE DOG PARK
by April Halprin Wayland

Dogs!
Dogs!
Cats
would need
therapy.

Poetry Prompt: ¬†I’m not known for being concise. ¬†But that’s exactly what I admire: a few brush strokes to suggest a cat sleeping, a few ingredients to make a meal, a few words to tell a story. ¬†That’s why I love writing picture books and poetry…and why I thought it would be fun to write greeting cards, once. ¬†But it was harder than it looked!

Myra Cohn Livingston used to make us write haiku after haiku after haiku. ¬†I called them “poetry scales,” writing them to get my poetry chops. ¬†Since then, Smith Magazine has championed the six word memoir; these little guys are a CHALLENGE!

It’s your turn.¬†Try your hand at a six word poem or, as Smith Magazine calls them, a six word memoir. ¬†And g’luck!

You can say so much in six words…

poem © 2012 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

3 Responses to “SIX WORDS ABOUT THE DOG PARK”

  1. Lyra Halprin says:

    Sad? I’d say hilarious!

  2. I meant that the DOGS DON’T GO TO FUNERALS was sad…oops!

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