Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"April" NaPoWriMo2014 BEGINS. A chance to win a book of MY POETRY & Photography


April

She's a tease,
rewards with hints
of lavender and lace,

receives eager fingers
with frosted slap.

She's a diva,
summons desire,
traces its tempo.

Birds start the chorus,
bees lend their buzz
as she lowers Spring's baton.

Margaret Bednar, April 1, 2014


Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Words Count with Mama Zen" - Surprise her with 37 words or less.



What does THAT stand for?  30 poems in 30 days!   National Poetry Writing Month.  A list of all the participating poets can be found on the website, HERE .  Checkout Facebook and Twitter as well.

In celebration of NaPoWriMo2014, I will give away one hardcover book of my poetry and photography.   I create my books using my Mac's iPhoto program and the quality is fantastic.   I am compiling a new poetry book for this give-a-way and will showcase a sampling of it mid-month.  I am pondering a title, but perhaps it will be "Seasonal Offerings with Sprinklings of Love".  

Remember, you must SIGN up below in the COMMENTS in order to participate.   I will draw names from a hat.  Good luck and I hope you enjoy this month's poetry.  

32 comments:

Ginnie said...

And no April Fools about it, either, even if she is a tease! :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the frosted slap - a reminder that cold days linger into Springtime.

Kathryn said...

I love the frosted slap too. Hoping spring is here to stay. :)

jo-hanna said...

Brilliant summing up of a fickle month. I see her here as a real woman, say in a Toulouse Lautrec painting, warding of admirers with a smack of her fan.

Brian Miller said...

ah, direct that symphony of spring....nice personification margaret...yesterday actually felt like spring...

Fireblossom said...

Yes, April--and her companion, early spring--are exactly like this!

Lolamouse said...

So true! After a couple of days in the 60s here, it actually snowed! April is such a tease!

ccchampagne said...

Like many of the other comments, I too like the frosted slap (not that I do like it when it suddenly starts to snow outside). Very nice and clear, yet poetically beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

Just perfect for the first day of April, Margaret!

Happy day to you.

TexWisGirl said...

let it spring. :)

Mama Zen said...

You are so right! She is a tease!

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, spring is a tease. Love "frosted slap.

Sumana Roy said...

ah i find that sprightly spirit present in the lines...lovely..

Helen said...

April joke is on us, it is snowing ever-so-lightly in Bend Oregon ... Beautiful poetry, Margaret!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Spring as a diva - I love it! She so is!!!!

Ella said...

So fun-I love this! She is a vixen for sure~ Stunning!

Other Mary said...

Be-e-e-autiful! I love the sound of all those long e's. Best of luck with your 30/30! I'm going for it too.

Jim said...

Best wishes, Margaret. I envy you, and might keep on until ... (tell you later).

Your conductor, the teasing diva, April, most often does a good job of getting things started. I like her 'showers'.
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manicddaily said...

Ha! A very clever metaphor. Thanks. So great that you do the books. Glad to hear about that program as maybe it will be an incentive to do a picture book. In sure yours is gorgeous. K

Grace said...

She is a tease and diva but she is coming slowly here ~

Lovely pictures as always ~

grapeling said...

and here I thought she was going to lower Spring's skirt :) ~

Margaret said...

...leave it to a man. Ha ha

Raining Iguanas said...

Too afraid of commitment to participate in NaPoWriMo2014 but I did love your poem and I do promise to keeping writing poems as they arrive at my doorstep. Boy am I glad April showed up here and there.

Fireblossom said...

I want to win a book!

Mama Zen said...

I would love to win your book, Margaret! Awesome!

Susie Clevenger said...

How wonderful...I would love one of your books...what a treasure!

Susan said...

I want a book of yours for free! I too am plying my music to the baton of Spring.

Hannah said...

I would absolutely love to be graced with a lucky name draw and the possibility of winning your beautiful book, Margaret. How generous of you...thank you!! ♥

kaykuala said...

Birds start the chorus,
bees lend their buzz
as she lowers Spring's baton.

I like this. The conductor signalling the start of spring's goodness. I'm into NaPoWriMo! Missed a few but faithfully doing it right now. Hopefully I'm lucky for your book. Thanks Marge!

Hank

Marian said...

love this poem, Margaret! i'm sorry i missed it earlier... it's been argh, a month, quite a month. so pleased to see you churning out verse after verse! please enter me in your drawing, i'd love to hold your book in my hands. :) xo

Lisa Gordon said...

Somehow I missed this when I commented earlier on this post. I would definitely love the opportunity to be included in the drawing!

Jannie Funster said...

Spring's baton -- I love it!

I'm hearing Handel's water music -- the lively parts, on repeat in this poem of yours!

I may be considered for your poetry / photography book?? :)

xooxoxooxoxo