Today is also April Fools' Day. Ogden Nash, Monty Python, Archy and Mehitabel, limericks, comic verse and other merry pranksters, here we come. My theme today across blogs -~ easier here than for, say farmers market, gardening, PSA's or general advocacy.
Wince not poetasters. Comic verse in not without stature. Consider (among others): Juvenal, Chaucer, Shakespeare (wise fools, comedies), Pope, Byron, ee cummings, Jacques Prévert ~ all likely to join Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Archy the cockroach and all the rest in tossing back a cheery pint and swapping rollicking lines.
Lighten up! Today be a jester, joker, jokester, fool, wit-cracker, prankster or buffoon.
A counter view (what fools are famous for) of National Poetry Month from Charles Bernstein, Against National Poetry Month. Drink deep to Uncle Uglug...
If you must wax poetic today, write a limerick... (feel free to post as comments)