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April is National Poetry Month: Poets, I salute you! (I write some poetry, but I do not consider myself a poet)

Read some poetry, or better yet, write your own.

Here is one of my published poems  (this one is appropriate for Louisville’s current weather):

I Ain’t Noah

By Charles Suddeth


The rains kept coming down,

They would not stop,

Not until the floods washed up,

Water covering the world.


But I ain’t Noah,

And I didn’t have a boat,

And I didn’t have a plan,

And I didn’t have a mop.


I was soaking and dripping,

Even my soul waterlogged.

A pig-jowled weatherman mumbled,

The drought is finally over.


But I didn’t cheer,

And I didn’t dance.

I ain’t Noah,

And I sure can’t swim.

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I am a little late, but it’s never too late to read your favorite poetry or write your own poetry. (This month, I have done both)
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.



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