And the UK.
And possibly here in Switzerland, though there doesn't seem to be much of a unified observance. In fact, April doesn't seem to hold any more importance for poetry than any other month as I've seen events advertised for March, May, and even July.
But seeing as I am an American poet, I am celebrating Poetry Month NOW, smack dab in the middle of April.
And my gift to you on this auspicious occasion is the invitation to write poetry. Your own poetry.
You might be thinking, But I don't know how.
Well I have a video for that!
In fact I have 4 videos for that!
If you look at the right sidebar of this blog you will see three pictures that link to my first 3 How To Poetry videos:
10 Steps to Writing Acrostics video which has garnered 23,000+ views.
10 Steps to Writing Limericks* video which has garnered 15,000+ views.
10 Steps to Writing Riddle Poems video which has garnered 3,000+ views.
And debuting today:
(drum roll, please)
10 Steps to Writing Haiku
I invite you to watch, learn, and write haiku.
Share your haiku with me. With someone you love. Or better yet, someone you don't like. What better way to improve any relationship than with a poem?
I also invite you to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel: Wee Words for Wee Ones and SHARE my videos with anyone and everyone you think might be interested. A THUMBS UP 👍 is always appreciated, as well.
I have several more How To Poetry videos in the works: Cinquain, Fibonacci, Abcederian, and MORE!
Is there a poetry form you are curious about? Suggest a poetry form for a future Wee Words How To Poetry video in the comments. I'll give you credit for the suggestion.
*A 2.0 version of my Limerick video is almost complete! When it is ready to publish, I will include the link here in a blog post. I will lose the 15,000+ views the first Limerick video has, but it needs to be updated. Such as life for a poetry video maker... 😃
**Huge shout out to fellow American poet and haiku extraordinaire, Elizabeth Steinglass, for previewing my haiku video. Thanks, Liz!