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NaPoWriMo: Day 1 - There is a certain Slant of light

As part of National Poetry Writing Month, I will be writing 30 poems in 30 days. I will try to write one each day, but if I miss a day or two, I will catch up on later days. Sometimes I will be following prompts; while other days will come from my own ideas.

I based today's poem on the prompt from, which was to borrow a first line from another poem and use it as your first line.

There's a certain Slant of light --
slashing through silver branches -- that shreds
the vestiges of Winter. A hubbub of robins
hails the blanched blossoms popping
from earth. A day to toss aside
hats, fling open coats and greet
the strengthening sun. A day of buds
and birdsong. A day of beginnings.

Like this poem? Well, you're in luck! I'm offering a special one-time ebook, which be available as a PDF in May, following the April 20 wedding. The book, tentatively titled, "Now with Kung-Fu Action Grip," will feature the following:

* Poetry written during my pregnancy with KFP
* Selected blog entries, essays, and humor pieces and poetry about KFP
* Several essays about parenting
* The story of our adventures traveling to the wedding, complete with photos from the trip and from the wedding

There is no set donation amount needed to receive "Now with Kung-Fu Action Grip." We're grateful for any amount you wish to contribute. Help us make this the best trip to date of his young life!

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