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Of course you know it’s Poetry Month
but do you know that
the wonderful and
delicious Jama Rattigan
has herded poet bloggers
in the Kidlitosphere onto
her site  this month?

Thank you, Jama!


(And check out my group blog,
Every Friday when we talk
poetry, poetry, poetry!)


I write a poem each day; during Poetry Month 2015 I’m sharing *PPPs 
Welcome to Poetry Month 2015!

Eli and I will be feeding you one PPP per day for Poetry Month this year.  What is a PPP, you ask?  A *Previously Published Poem.  I have so many poems in so many anthologies, books and magazines, Eli thought I should snap a leash on one each day this month and give it a walk around the block.  So that’s what we’re doing this year.  Enjoy!

(once you click on the title of the poem to the right,
the post shows up below ↓ )

Eli thinking deep, poetic thoughts…

April 15


by April Halprin Wayland

If you were a dog,
if you were asleep

the trail of your tail
like a broom’s mighty sweep

if your big goofy paws
were seen racing on air

chasing rascally cats
whose claws clicked on the stairs

if your eyes were shut

if you howled

if your rump gave a wiggle
and I choked back a giggle

if I put it on YouTube
would you be embarrassed

if puppies with laptops
could see you in Paris?

published in POETRY TAG TIME by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (2011)
note: I changed the second stanza for this blog post–trust me, it’s a far better poem now!
why I am able to get some work done today


poem © 2015 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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