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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 27, 2011
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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 27, 2011


I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Coming up, you might've heard about the Broadway play "Fela!" about the larger-than-life Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. But did you know his son, Femi Kuti, might be an even bigger star? He's here with us in a few minutes to talk about his latest album "Africa for Africa."

But, first, Muses and Metaphor.

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MARTIN: We've been hearing your poetic tweets on this program as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. We've been asking you to send us poems that are no more than 140 characters through Twitter. We received more than 500 responses from all over the country. Today, a tweet from Summer Beretsky of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Summer works as an analyst at a marketing company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. She also blogs about anxiety and panic for Here's her tweet. Now, remember, these are short. Only 140 characters each. So listen up.

Ms. SUMMER BERETSKY: This is Summer Beretsky. And this is my tweet.

(Reading) The itch on my sneakered soul, laces too tight to bother, I walk on.

MARTIN: Like we said, these are short. So let's play it again.

Ms. BERETSKY: (Reading) The itch on my sneakered soul, laces too tight to bother, I walk on.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet by Summer Beretsky.

If you missed any of our previous selections and you'd like to hear them, just go to the TELL ME MORE website. Go to, click on the Programs menu and find TELL ME MORE.

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