Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 4, 2011 In celebration of National History Month in April, Tell Me More has been inviting listeners to send in tweeted verse. That is, poems no longer than 140 characters, which are posted to Twitter. Hear a poetic tweet from Stefanie Payne, a writer and graphic designer at CityRoom, Inc.

Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 4, 2011

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And next our series Muses and Metaphors.

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MARTIN: And next, our series Muses and Metaphor. As part of our celebration of National Poetry Month, we will be hearing your poetic tweet. We've been asking you to send us poems that are 140 characters or less through Twitter. And today, we hear a tweet from Stefanie Payne. She's a senior editor, writer and graphic designer at CityRoom, Inc. and a contributor to a variety of online and print lifestyle publications.

Stefanie says that when she isn't traveling to remote locations around the world she lives in Washington, D.C. Now remember, these are short, only 140 characters each. Here's a poetic tweet by Stefanie Payne.

Ms. STEFANIE PAYNE (Senior Editor, Writer, Graphic Designer, CityRoom, Inc.): My name is Stefanie Payne and this is my tweet.

(Reading) Forging the slide, a wild chimp at my side, we swept the mountain as a downpour fell from the wide-open sky.

MARTIN: Now those are short so let's hear it again.

Ms. PAYNE: (Reading) Forging the slide, a wild chimp at my side, we swept the mountain as a downpour fell from the wide-open sky.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Stefanie Payne of Washington, D.C.

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 during the month of April. Tweet us using the hashtag TMMPoetry. You can more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to npr.org, click on the Programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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