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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And next, Muses and Metaphor.

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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, we hear a tweet from Christena Hambrick. She's a visual artist and writer who lives in Oakland, California.

Now, remember, these are short, only 140 characters each, so listen closely.

Ms. CHRISTENA HAMBRICK (Visual Artist, Writer): This is Christena Hambrick and this is my tweet. City settles its accounts with the day. Daylight cast out a middle C while riding his bike and experiences vibrato for the very first time.

MARTIN: Now, I know that went by quickly so let's hear it again.

Ms. HAMBRICK: City settles its accounts with the day. Daylight cast out a middle C while riding his bike and experiences vibrato for the very first time.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Christena Hambrick.

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'll help you record it for us and we will air it sometime this month. Tweet us using the hashtag, TMMpoetry.

You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Just go to npr.org, click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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