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MICHEL MARTIN, Host:

And next, Muses and Metaphors.

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MARTIN: We've been hearing your poetic tweets on this program as part of National Poetry Month. These poems are no more than 140 characters, sent through Twitter. We've been getting them from Neptune, New Jersey to Kanessia(ph) Hills, California.

Today, a tweet from Katherine Russo, a 25-year-old freelance writer and poet from Washington, D.C. She's a former lacrosse athlete for Virginia Tech and an advocate for children with special needs.

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

KATHERINE RUSSO: My name is Katherine Russo, and this is my tweet: I stand here, see the world with aged eyes. Appearance of youth like warped glass, and know even birds feel heavy in this place.

MARTIN: Now, remember I said these are short so let's play it again.

RUSSO: I stand here, see the world with aged eyes. Appearance of youth like warped glass, and know even birds feel heavy in this place.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet by Katherine Russo.

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. Hurry up. We're running out of time. 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.

And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin, and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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