I sat at the information desk wracking my brain for a catchy slogan for a display we were going to create in a few days. After writing several blurbs and press releases for programs I was having trouble developing anything that seemed original to me, so I was glad when a coworker pulled me away from playing with alliteration to help her.
‘Kati, we’re doing a display for National Poetry Month and I was wondering if you would write a poem to be displayed on the board with it?’
I was honored to be asked so I set to work trying to write something catchy and ‘springy and about the pocket poetry program we’re doing.’ My work was cut out for me for sure, but I didn’t have long to think on it before another coworker came up to the desk.
‘Hey Kati, I have to post for Facebook, but I can’t think of anything catchy to write. Do you have any ideas?’
That’s when I knew. I was no longer a secret scribbler. I was a writer.
The Spring Poetry Poem:
Now’s the time for April showers,
bees to buzz, and buds to flower
over fields and up the bowers,
yes, this is a very special hour…
For this month too, words take wing
and soar and sprout and sweetly sing
of all the things that life can bring,
so pocket a poem it’s a spring thing!
The Facebook Status:
The weekend is done,
on that we agree,
but Monday’s still fun,
when you take time to read!
(What are you reading?)
Good news came this week too in that I had submitted a poem to a publication through work a little while ago and I found out it won a competition and the county has published it! You can check out the poem I submitted here: https://theripplesedge.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/silent-song/