Tag Archive: April


Prompts and ponies

Toy horse © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Hey there — it’s Poetry Month!  Are you looking for inspiration?  Consider these sites that will help if you have writer’s block. Karen Craigo’s Better View of the Moon has been featuring prompts all month; when it is not Poetry Month, Karen writes about other topics of interest to writers. Marty McConnell’s Fierce Voice, which …

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April 1: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Daffodil

The face of the daffodil © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

It’s April Fools Day (so beware) and it’s the first day of Poetry Month. To commemorate the two, I have mashed up two well-known poems (William Wordworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Wallace Steven’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird) with some of my own words to create a daffy poem. Fourteen …

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T. S. Eliot

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire,     T. S. Eliot, from The Wasteland