Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 22, 2011

Tell Me More has been asking listeners to send poems that are no more than 140 characters, via Twitter, as part of the program's celebration of National Poetry Month. Today's tweet comes from Mitch Beaver. He lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he's a residential carpenter, a husband, a father and a recent graduate student in clinical psychology.

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And next, Muses and Metaphor.

(Soundbite of music)

MARTIN: As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, we've been hearing your poetic tweets. Hundreds of you have sent us poems through Twitter that are 140 characters or less. Today's tweet comes from Mitch Beaver. Mr. Beaver lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, he is a residential carpenter, husband, father and graduate student in clinical psychology.

Now, remember, these are short. Only 140 characters each. So listen closely.

Mr. MITCH BEAVER: My name is Mitch Beaver, and this is my tweet.

(Reading) Ravenous, creative city, our children are swept within your vortex. Take care of them. Remember to serve is to be served well.

MARTIN: Now, we know that was short, so we'll play it again.

Mr. BEAVER: (Reading) Ravenous, creative city, our children are swept within your vortex. Take care of them. Remember to serve is to be served well.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Mitch Beaver. If you'd like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry, using fewer than 140 characters, of course. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it for us and we will air it later this month. Now, hurry up. We're running out of days. Tweet us using the hashtag TMM Poetry.

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