Happy Poetry Month April Fools

The Poet-tree

Ode To A Berkeley Telephone Pole

Out of the sidewalk in front of The Apple store

grows the poet-tree

leaflets flutter suggesting we

be not fools

for ’tis time to

celebrate, protest, write


it is the first of April.

 Leave offerings

of ripe fruit and

wrinkled first drafts,

enough to start a bonfire perhaps,

Place them on the sidewalk

in front of the Apple store

and see what else might grow

from the Poet-tree!

April Fools

April Fools!

Carol Carlisle

Happy National Poetry Month!

Let’s begin it with inspration from Hafiz:

A wine bottle fell from a wagon and
broke open in a field.That night one hundred beetles and all their cousins
Gatheredand did some serious binge drinking.They even found some seed husks nearby
and began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.Then the “night candle” rose into the sky
and one drunk creature, laying down his instrument,
said to his friend ~ for no apparent
Reason,”What should we do about that moon?”Seems to Hafiz
Most everyone has laid aside the music

Tackling such profoundly useless

~ Hafiz ~
Who else among you is participating outrageous fools errand?
Part of NAPOWriMo




31 thoughts on “Happy Poetry Month April Fools

  1. You are off to a rocking start! Thought of participating but, not being sure where I’ll be or how convenient internet access will be, decided to just enjoy the view!

  2. I like that ‘poet-tree’ – wish I could read everyone… but I’m so behind. That’s what ten days of vacation does. Not that I was ever caught up. I still write everyday ;)

    Be well – cheers, Jules

  3. Beautiful poem Carol…it´s little difficult for me to translate any poem, but I´am so happy that I am successful in translating your poems :-))

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