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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 18, 2011

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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 18, 2011

Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 18, 2011

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

We've been asking you to send us poems that are no more than 140 characters, through Twitter, as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month.

Today, a poetic tweet from Melissa Holm. She's a poet and a runner who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Shes currently working as the editorial assistant for the Correspondence of the Samuel Beckett Project at Emory University.

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

Ms. MELISSA HOLM (Editorial assistant, Correspondence of Samuel Beckett Project, Emory University): My name is Melissa Holm and this is my poetic tweet.

My father was like April, cacophonous cyclone, then a sweet flooding hero bearing chainsaw for the oak with exposed roots.

MARTIN: Now as we said, these tweets are short so let's play it again.

Ms. HOLM: My father was like April, cacophonous cyclone, then a sweet flooding hero bearing chainsaw for the oak with exposed roots.

MARTIN: Thats a poetic tweet by Melissa Holm.

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. And also, hurry up. We're almost out of days. Tweet us using the hashtag, TMMpoetry.

You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to npr.org and click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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