Did you know that every month is dedicated to a smattering of things? According to Wikipedia’s “List of commemorative months” April is: Child Abuse Prevention Month, Financial Literacy Month (because of tax day?), National Multiple Birth Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, School Library Month, Month of the Military Child, Earth Awareness Month (happy belated Earth Day!), and Math Awareness Month (ugh) among several others. The only one I was aware of, however, is National Poetry Month!
April is a great time to write and read poetry. It is a time of hopeful waiting. Winter is over, right? Wrong says that one blizzard that waited until all of the snow had almost melted. Gardeners and farmers are eager to work the soil, but it is too saturated and needs time to wake up. April is the time of the year when I really, really, really (really) want to sit on the ground, outside without anything between myself and the ground (well, maybe some jeans); alas, we must wait for everything to dry out. So, we might as well write something, yeah?
I do not consider myself a true poet. However, a few times per year my poetic juices are stirred. Recently, my muse came as a cute little lady dressed like a pollywog!