|Photo by Kathleen Tyler Conklin|
April is poetry month. Poems arrive daily on my computer from Knopf Poem-a-Day. Poetry readings and panel discussions proliferate.
I am blinded by a burst of candle lights on the cake of the greatest Poet of them all---Shakespeare, whose birthday and brilliance is celebrated this month.
Alas, there is no shower from within. I have hit a dry patch and struggle like the cherry blossoms to open to the warmth of any creative urge. All is dormant.
But, I am hopeful. Maybe with the warming days, my creative juices will begin to flow. Poems will spurt from my throat, my pen, my fingertips---brilliant and well crafted…maybe even a rhyme or two. They will float from my mind to seed and sprout around me…an array of colorful flowers. I will bloom again. Until then, I soak in the shower of poems that abound, now that April is here.
Note: The Folger Library celebrates Shakespeare's birthday on April 23rd with an open house, many festive, fun activities and a front lawn cutting of a birthday cake…check their website. Also the Library of Congress is offering many poetry events at: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/events/#apr11