Ready, Set, Versify!

National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st. And so…

Ready, Set, Versify!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I hope to write a poem a day
this month from April 1 till May.
They won’t be long — they rarely are.
Four lines or five, then au revoir.

No need to worry what’s in store:
My ADD cuts in before
I’ve time to wax verbose, prolix —
I used those last two words for kicks.

(I have lots of information here about National Poetry Month.)

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17 Responses to “Ready, Set, Versify!”

  1. jinksy says:

    Sounds like a plan to me – thanks for the first chuckle!

  2. Stan Ski says:

    Way to go… keep it fun

  3. Tilly Bud says:

    Great way to start the month :)

  4. Mr. Walker says:

    A great start to the month. I had to look up prolix – thanks for that.

  5. Somehow the thought of MAY makes me want to shriek, but April, I am ok with that. (giggles)

    I look forward to spending the month with you!

  6. Great introduction to a month of poeming which already has my head whirlig.

  7. Mama Zen says:

    Excellent! It’s going to be a fun month.

  8. Amanda says:

    Zen is right gonna be a fun month, Mad this was Hilarious and then some!

  9. andy sewina says:

    Love it!

    Happy Napo!!

  10. versebender says:

    This was funny and playful. “I used those last two words for kicks.’ …most excellent! No way I could crank out one a day…but I’m going to enjoy watching you do it! Vb

  11. Madeleine, what a great start. Loved the ADD mention – my manic depression sometimes leads to epic rants, so two ends of the spectrum there. The last two lines were one big chortle at this end! I am at Writer’s Isle for PAD, so found you there… here’s mine… chortle free…
    The Man Who Became An Island

    Peace, Amy BL

  12. pamela says:

    I love the word “prolix” ha ha ha, I feel that way sometimes or most times, actually. Love your limericks, Madeleine.


  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words and interesting comments!!

  14. Hehe. LOVE your poem. Thanks for linking in to the Smiley Sociology Study. Please feel free to link in up to 5 poems. I will write some sort of summary of the experience in May and link back to my favorite poems / links. :)

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks very much Rhyme! I’ll be back with more. Good luck with your study!

  16. Matty says:

    Brilliant use of words. And making it all rhyme is perfection.

  17. madkane says:

    Thanks, Matty!