Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 5, 2011 In Tell Me More's daily series celebrating National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin offers another poetic tweet. Today, it comes from Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Funny in Farsi" and "Laughing Without An Accent". Listeners are also invited to send in original poems, of 140 characters and less, via Twitter.
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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 5, 2011

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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 5, 2011

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MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And next, the latest in our series Muses and Metaphors.

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MARTIN: We've been celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing your poetic tweets. We've been asking you to send us poems that are 140 characters or less. And today we hear a tweet from Firoozeh Dumas. She's the author of "Funny in Farsi" and "Laughing Without an Accent."

Now remember, these are short, only 140 characters each. Here is a tweet by Firoozeh Dumas.

Ms. FIROOZEH DUMAS (Author, "Funny in Farsi"): My Aunt Fatima's kitchen: Rice cooking, stews brewing, onions frying, tea's ready. Come in. You're just in time to eat. Always.

MARTIN: And we know that went by pretty fast, so let's hear it again.

Ms. DUMAS: My Aunt Fatima's kitchen: Rice cooking, stews brewing, onions frying, tea's ready. Come in. You're just in time to eat. Always.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Firoozeh Dumas.

If you'd like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, 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 in the program this month. Tweet us using the hashtag TMMPoetry. You can lean 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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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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