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Michelle Martin of Tell Me More (NPR) has a contest running to celebrate National Poetry Month and I think we ought to give it a try right here on BookTalk. The contest is to write a poem with 140 characters. Any Tweeters out there? Right you are, the Tell Me More contest is a Tweeted contest. I don't know if spaces count as a character, but here on BT they do not. So, give it your best shot. If you'd like to enter the Tell Me More contest follow the link for directions. At the end of April we will have a vote on all the poems that get posted. Maybe Chris will send our winner a free book. Good luck!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =135011848


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Yes, we can definitely give a free book to the winner. :)



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Post Re: National Poetry Month Challenge
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National Poetry Month Challenge

Michelle Martin of Tell Me More (NPR) has a contest running to celebrate National Poetry Month and I think we ought to give it a try right here on BookTalk. The contest is to write a poem with 140 characters. Any Tweeters out there? Right you are, the Tell Me More contest is a Tweeted contest. I don't know if spaces count as a character, but here on BT they do not. So, give it your best shot. If you'd like to enter the Tell Me More contest follow the link for directions. At the end of April we will have a vote on all the poems that get posted. Maybe Chris will send our winner a free book. Good luck!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =135011848


That link goes to an external site and I found no rules or instructions...



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National Poetry Month Challenge

Michelle Martin of Tell Me More (NPR) has a contest running to celebrate National Poetry Month and I think we ought to give it a try right here on BookTalk. The contest is to write a poem with 140 characters. Any Tweeters out there? Right you are, the Tell Me More contest is a Tweeted contest. I don't know if spaces count as a character, but here on BT they do not. So, give it your best shot. If you'd like to enter the Tell Me More contest follow the link for directions. At the end of April we will have a vote on all the poems that get posted. Maybe Chris will send our winner a free book. Good luck!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =135011848


That link goes to an external site and I found no rules or instructions...

Yes, that link does go to an outside site, as I stated in my post (see quoted text) it goes to NPR's Tell Me More. The point of posting the link was in case anyone wanted to enter the Tell Me More contest also -- since I did steal the idea from the show. Our rules here at BT are just that the poem be 140 characters. Here are the rules for Tell Me More:

Send us a tweet and help us celebrate poetry. Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it. Then, throughout April, we will air those poems. Sweet, right? So Tweet us using #TMMPoetry.


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Cannot swat or squeeze
Squoosh or tease
Need a gentle hand
To command
The stink bug

Buzz zoopt flit
All that is illuminated
You’re my foe
But you do move slow
Oh,
stink bug?

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Messaging

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A Morse Code that never needed inventing
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Very nice Saffron :)



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I enjoyed the first half of the stink bug poem immensely. The second half, I didn't understand or connect with. If there was anything beyond a stink bug it was lost on me. Saffrons poem is obviously rated R and I couldn't finish reading it because I've decided to give porno a rest for a while. Maybe later I'll allow myself to finish reading it.



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Saffrons poem is obviously rated R and I couldn't finish reading it because I've decided to give porno a rest for a while. Maybe later I'll allow myself to finish reading it.


Thanks for your comments on the poems! By the way, R not XXX, you said it not me.


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I've finished reading your poem Saff, and I have to say I'm in a much better mood. :D



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Cold ice and frozen
Sun warming sloppy muddy wet
Dirt seeds water light warmer
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distaff odyssey

Penelope, the weaver, weaver of spells;
Like the river, meandering.....
Wondering......Wandering
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Glass Houses

One minute ago you were grasping
Lastly, traction
Searching
questioning
pointing
Hay, a log
Brown grass bends in the wind
So, sit
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The friendly silent moon laughs at the earth. Hmmm, months were here before people and will revolve inexorable if no one there can see them.



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I can be an island for a while
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