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Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

Apr 25, 2013

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now the latest in our series Muses and Metaphor. We are celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing your poems that you've been sending us via Twitter. Today we hear from Sarah Jones of Seattle. She recently moved from Los Angeles with her husband and two sons and says her family made it just in time to see the cherry trees blossom. Here she is.

SARAH JONES: Our two boys have been so excited to live in an area with so many trees, and they especially love the cherry blossoms. Many years ago my husband and I decided not to have any more children. But from time to time, we daydream of having a little girl. This poem is a vision of that little girl.

Petals from the cherry blossom bless the pavement like the puckered lips of a preschooler with pigtails.

MARTIN: Now, we know those go by pretty fast, so let's hear it again.

JONES: Petals from the cherry blossom bless the pavement like the puckered lips of a preschooler with pigtails.

MARTIN: That was a poetic tweet by Sarah Jones. There are still a few more days left in National Poetry Month. We still want to hear from you. Tweet us your original poetry, fewer than 140 characters, using the hashtag #TMMPoetry. If your poem is chosen we will help you record it for us. We will air it in the program this month. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to npr.org/TellMeMore.

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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. Remember to tell us more, go to NPR.org/TELL ME MORE. You can find our podcast there. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The handle is @TELLMEMORENPR. I'm Michel Martin and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News and the African American Public Radio Consortium. Let's talk more tomorrow. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.