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April Showers

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Some parts of the country literally are floating away in rain. While other areas are begging for water.  I thought  my last April blog reflect on the song "April Showers." I tried to research the song's origins.

I discovered a movie was produced with the title "April Showers" about a Columbine survivor.  There also is a movie called "April Showers" about a vaudeville couple who have fallen on hard times. My search lead to poems, clip art, and "April Showers" sung by multiple artist.

"April Showers" really is a song about hope and optimism I hope your day is made better today with this clip from YouTube.



April: Recognizing All Volunteers

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National Poetry Month - Carry a Poem

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While brainstorming for this week's blog, I discovered that in 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. All writers of poetry are invited to celebrate with libraries, schools, booksellers, teachers, and readers of this art form. Poetry has been with the human race even before we scribed it. Humanity uses poetry to tell tales, dedicate, profess love, honor, and express passion or emotion.

In fact, my first venture into writing wasn't a journal or a short story, but poetry.  I am not a trained poet. My poetry is reflective of my thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it rhymes. Often it has rhythm. It is not prose. It is a category that stands on its own.

The American Academy of Poetry (www.poets.org) suggests that during April everyone should carry a poem in a pocket, purse, or wallet. You may have a favorite one already. Perhaps you might want to peruse a book of poems or an anthology and select a new one just for this activity. Even if you per…