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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.

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 21


by April Halprin Wayland

Our dogsitter knows
just enough
to wonder
the dog

Poetry Prompt: ¬†Our student dogsitter took an adorable photo of Eli stretched out, asleep on our living room couch. ¬†It was adorable…except that Eli’s not allowed on that couch. ¬†And he knows it. She didn’t. ¬†I changed the story in the words above, but my intent was to paint a picture in as few words as possible. ¬†I admire so many of ¬†Valerie Worth‘s Small Poems–a whole world in a few words.

It’s your turn.¬†Can give your readers a complete picture in just a few words? ¬†Try.

poem © 2012 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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