|photos by PSC / 2012|
random act of pansies,
their sweet, silly faces
popped in colorful pots,
smiling on the front porch
chance proffer of poems
tacked up on phone poles,
taped inside storm doors,
tucked beneath door mats
stray lavish of pleasantries
greetings, drive-by smiles,
a car horn toot, friendly wave,
song, salute or tip of the hat
gifts bestowed by some unknown
gardener, poet, artist, stranger,
intending only kindness, needing
neither reward nor recognition
unable to return the favor; no way
to pay back the benefactor; only
two things you can do:
pass it by, or pass it on
NOTE: APRIL is National Poetry Month in U.S. and Canada.
- I will be participating in Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge -- which requires poets to create a poem in response to a different prompt each day. If I can keep up, I'll post some of them here.
- I also plan to practice some RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY locally during the month of APRIL. I intend to “plant” some poems around town: at the grocery store, the library, the local park – wherever I go -- in the hopes that people will enjoy them and pass them on.
- Feel free to join in the fun! If you’ve got some of your own poems, you’d like to share, I’ll be only too happy to post them about my hometown for you!
And, as Robert Lee Brewer says, "HAPPY POEMING"!