April seems be a busy month when it comes to national days of observance. The 2nd was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and the 16th was National Stress Awareness Day amongst many other bizarre celebrations. However, what is interesting to me is that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month as well as National Poetry Month!
Time really flew by, because I remember twittering about this early on in April, but suddenly it’s already the last day in April and obviously I’ve run out of time! I decided to say goodbye to April 2009 by creating a poem collage. It all started from poets.org regarding Poem In Your Pocket Day. I printed out one of my favorite short poems by Emily Dickinson and decided to collage it up with leftovers from my wedding favor craft supplies. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
I’m happy with the way it turned out and although I missed out on this month of celebrating card and letter writing as well as poetry (things I love), I know that I can still get back to paper tomorrow! These observances serve as a great reminder to pep you up on the ideas you already appreciate and love. I realized that sometimes when you don’t have the right words to write, sending someone a handwritten copy of a lovely poem would be just as nice.
In fact, I’m going to do that now – let’s get back to paper!