Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.  ~Kahlil Gibran

It’s time to say our goodbyes to National Poetry Month – what a wonderful four weeks it has been! Thank you for all the ways you participated – from posting your comments on the wonderful poetry features, to the marvelous Twitter-based poetry that you helped create!

On #PoetryFriday throughout the month, Erinn asked you to send us Twitter poems based on images from digital library collections. Here is a sampling of these little poetic gems!


Here are a few things to explore in case you missed them this month:

We certainly hope you enjoyed National Poetry Month as much as we did – we already have notes in the works for April 2013! And, we’ll of course continue to celebrate the joys of poetry and the many ways that libraries can support poets and their work year round.

Has your poetry (or other kinds of creative work) been inspired by a library? Maybe it was a book you picked off the shelf that sparked a whole new project idea or just helped you write that next paragraph. Perhaps it was a workshop where you discovered a new technique you had not tried before. Or the view from that one scratched-up table in the quiet study room where you jotted down ideas for your next short story. Whatever it is, we would love to hear about it. Please visit our Submit page to find out how you can share your work. And thanks, as always, for reading and talking. – Laura

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