National Write a Poem a Day Month

Today is April first, the launch of National Write a Poem month.  This year, I will.  You should too if you have the inclination.  Remember that it doesn’t matter if the poem isn’t good some of the days that you’re writing. And it’s a poem because you say so.  As for the rest, what matters  is that in 30 days you will have 30 poems.  You might like some of them.

Here it is, my April first

its Passover its Easter poem

this is it my non ode to what spring

is what spring can be and poems

even if it snows on Monday

even if there are no daffodils left

at the farmers market even if I’m

not sure after all this time I’m not

sure although I have written thousands

and thousands of poems I’m not sure

I can write another poem.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. A wonderful start to the month, shared by my friend, Marcy Kaplan (ah, those six degrees of separation). For my part, the words had better come, since I do these April 30/30 poems as fundraisers for St. Baldricks.


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