MICHEL MARTIN, host:
And, next, Muses and Metaphor.
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MARTIN: We've been hearing your poetic tweets on this program as part of National Poetry Month. We've been asking you to send us poems that are no more than 140 characters through Twitter. So far, hundreds of you have sent responses. Many said you joined Twitter just to be part of our poetry series.
Today, a tweet from Christine Chiosi. She lives in Philadelphia and writes poetry and short fiction. She also spends time in South America teaching English. Now, remember, these are short - only 140 characters each, so listen up.
Ms. CHRISTINE CHIOSI (Writer): My name is Christine Chiosi and this is my tweet.
(Reading) She gave up poetry for lent. She waited, a sequestered egg, oval stone, to see how death reverses, reemerges from a tomb.
MARTIN: Now, I know that went by really fast. So let's play it one more time.
Ms. CHIOSI: She gave up poetry for lent. She waited, a sequestered egg, oval stone, to see how death reverses, reemerges from a tomb.
MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet by Christine Chiosi. 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 sometime this month. Tweet us using the hashtag TMMPoetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website, go to NPR.org, click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.