April is National Poetry Month and NPR is doing a special poetry thing where they select and feature tagged poetry tweets. Last night the senior producer of NPR’s Tell Me More tweeted that I’d made the cut (more likely the first cut) and my tweet was featured for Muses and Metaphor 2012! (You’ll have to scroll and click “read next page” at least a couple of times: more tweets are added every day.) Supposedly those tweets chosen will be recorded by the poet and featured on NPR, but I haven’t been contacted about that. They’re probably only recording a few of the ones selected. I’ll post more if more develops on this. For right now I’m thrilled that out of the thousands of tweets hashtagged #TMMPoetry one of mine was chosen! Those of you on twitter know what chaotic rapids the hashtag thing is. I’m glad my tweet bobbed to the surface. Right now it’s at the top of my Favorites list on my Twitter profile. You can click Favorites and RT from there if you want. Or you can read here and tweet this post.
#TMMPoetry Trees breathe. Sunlight x-rays leaves. I see structure, luminous green-on-green, healthy, except for holes, which doom the whole.
The hashtag poetry selection (contest?) is ongoing through the month of April. This wasn’t my first tweet for it and I’ll probably be doing more poetry tweets in the final couple of weeks. If some look familiar it’s because I’ll RT some of the more poetic of the old tweets from another acct I had, some of which are also posted here at the very beginning of this blog. See the Tweets category. The tweet above, however, was composed just minutes before it was tweeted. So it’s fresh, hot off grill.