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National Poetry Month @ MCL

After a year’s delay due to COVID-19, ten of my micropoems have “blossomed” in the garden of the headquarters branch of New Jersey’s Mercer County Library System.

As local community members continue to look for novel things to do during the pandemic — and after? — maybe poem-spotting will become a “thing”! ;- )

Many thanks, MCL, for supporting public poetry! And a happy National Poetry Month to one and all!

The Mercer County Library headquarters branch, located in Lawrence, New Jersey. Photo by Bill Waters.
the hush / of an overcast day . . . / red tulips nodding
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
periwinkle butterflies / carving the heavy perfume / of honeysuckle
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
Photo by Bill Waters.
book-lover’s bedtime — / I mark my place / with a smaller book
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
birds on a phone line / some this way / some that way
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
hitchhiker: / this ladybug / on my hand
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
Photo by Bill Waters.
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
Photo by Bill Waters.
Such a beautiful day for taking pictures! :- D
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.

For more information about the Mercer County Library System:

For more information about the Poetry in Public Places Project:

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New Jersey Botanical Garden haiku installation 2020

Fragrance of Lilacs

My poem at the New Jersey Botanical Garden. Photo by Carol Palomba and (c) Haiku Poets of the Garden State.

Alas, the Haiku Poets of the Garden State’s installation at the New Jersey Botanical Garden for National Poetry Month ran for only a week before COVID-19 caused the grounds to be closed.

Still, one week is better than none! Plus, all 24 of the poems from the (preempted) month-long exhibition can be seen at the HPGS website:

My poem, above, has been “planted” in the lilac garden, which will soon be in bloom. :- )

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