Listener Muses About Tobacco, Parcheesi, and Espresso Cups

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Tell Me More continues to celebrate National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. It's where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet is about a bazaar and comes from listener Chris Johnston, who tweets under the name Boinkaz.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And we have the latest in our series, Muses and Metaphor. We're celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing your poetic tweets. Poems at 140 characters or less that you send us on Twitter.

Today's poem comes from Chris Johnston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He writes and tweets under the name Boinkaz. Our series curator Holly Bass says she likes this one because it reminds her of her first trip to Istanbul, Turkey earlier this year. Here's the tweet.

BOINKAZ: In the bazaar for the ennui of rolled tobacco, and the company of the unaccompanied. The Parcheesi and the tiny espresso cups.

MARTIN: Let's hear it again.

BOINKAZ: In the bazaar for the ennui of rolled tobacco, and the company of the unaccompanied. The Parcheesi and the tiny espresso cups.

MARTIN: That was a poetic tweet submitted by Chris Johnston.

Now we'd like to hear from you. If you'd like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters. If your poem is chosen, we'll help you record it for us. We'll air it in the program this month. Tweet us using the hash tag #TMMPoetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to NPR.org/TELL ME MORE.

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