April 2016: Out of the Mist
out of the mist
into the bright colors
April is National Poetry Month, and I begin the month with my usual grid and haiku. Once again I could not find out much about the poet, Larry Gates. He is NOT the actor Larry Gates, he was born in Chicago in 1942, and he’s written a lot of hummingbird haiku. He also experimented with different haiku forms. This one seemed appropriate for moving from winter into spring.
National Poetry Month also means NaPoWriMo 2016, and the challenge to write a poem a day for the month of April. I don’t always post every day, but I will attempt to meet the challenge, and post the “extra” poems on the days I do post.
April being the month of fools, I think they will make appearances now and then.
the road is nowhere it moves
away it falls up
into nothing big zero
no destination step through
Needs some art though…perhaps for the next one.
For the grid, I used one of the handmade paper scraps from Carriage House Paper that had a design incorporated into the paper and pasted a checkerboard grid on top of it.