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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 21, 2011

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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 21, 2011

Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 21, 2011

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And now it's time for our series Muses and Metaphor.

(Soundbite of music)

MARTIN: 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 Kasey Edison. Kasey grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She tells us she's been writing since she was eight years old. She's all grown up now and she is a financial service project manager in West Grove, Pennsylvania.

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

Ms. KASEY EDISON: I'm Kasey Edison and this is my tweet.

(Reading) She is the small aches and beauties of love yet to happen. Her ribs clasp fingers around her heart no bigger than a knuckle bone.

MARTIN: Remember, these are short, so let's play it again.

Ms. EDISON: (Reading) She is the small aches and beauties of love yet to happen. Her ribs clasp fingers around her heart no bigger than a knuckle bone.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet by Kasey Edison. 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 we're running out of days, so hurry up. Tweet us using the hashtag TMMPoetry. You can also 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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