"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Welcome to National Poetry Month

Last April I celebrated National Poetry Month here on the blog by posting a couple of my own poems and a few of my favorites. Goodness knows why, but I was actually thinking about that back in December of 2011 and was hit with a great idea for this year's celebration. Soooo... 

Last December I sent a group email to my pals who make up the Kindle All-Stars community. I made one simple request:  Send me a poem or two. I made it clear that participation was voluntary and that I would not alter the pieces in any way. The next thing I knew, my inbox was full of poems and requests for clarification or more details. 

My goal was to gather enough poems to cover each of the five Sundays in April. Instead, I've received enough to have a virtual poetry slam and shower April with posts. Please join my colleagues and me throughout the month to celebrate talent that goes beyond prose, beyond fiction, beyond their kind hearts and camaraderie.

Volcano Watch is Toni's most recent novel
and is currently available on Amazon for Kindle
Normally, I don't play favorites with this group, but I do have two for this project that I will point out. One is today's selection. Toni Dwiggins is the author of several books. The two most recent are from her Forensic Geology Series.

Her poetry speaks for itself:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
A poet I'm not,
So I'll spare you .  :)

I thought it appropriate for April Fool's Day.

Enjoy the rest of the month.


  1. April showers of poetry! Let it rain....

    1. Hey Damian!

      Rain it shall. I think I've got about 16 posts planned and a couple more still to squeeze in. Who knew these people could write?

      I kid you. I'm a kidder.

      The hard part will be fitting my own in here somewhere.