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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 26


by April Halprin Wayland

Take the leash, Kid, take the ride.
Yep—it could be to the vet.
Or maybe waiting in the shade.

Or a romp on the beach.
Heck—it could be a ham bone
after heel-sit-stay.

All within reach, Kid,
if you just
take the leash.

Poetry Prompt:  I love reading a book or a poem with attitude. The speaker has a pose, a point of view; you know that person, you know someone with that exact personality…probably someone in your own family.

It’s your turn. Think of someone with a strong personality–good or not-so-good.  See if you can strike a pose as you write a poem with that person’s voice.

poem © 2012 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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