She swings open the heavy oak door of the coffee shop, holding a small plate of chocolate truffles. It’s a new ganache, she tells us. Like a superhero wearing cherry red boots, she’s emerged from her candy cave on a mission. She’s the owner of the candy shoppe. And today she wants to share her craft.
I’m in the right place. At the right time. And already jacked up on candy. As a subscriber to Every Day Poems, I’ve received regular deliveries of candy-themed poetry to my inbox all month long.
I flex my spine like an infatuated 13-year-old, “Do you like poetry?”
Maybe it was the sugar, I don’t know, but we stood together at the counter and spoke of cocoa balls and bonbons drizzled with poetry. There’s nothing sweeter than sharing.
In the month of May Tweetspeak Poetry wants to continue sharing. And playing.
If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to Every Day Poems. We’re going to play with these poems.
1. On Mondays, the Every Day Poem in your inbox becomes Play-Doh. Pinch off a word. Or more. Mix in your words and colors. Until yours.
2. Tweet your poems to us. Add a #mayplay hashtag so we can find it and maybe share it with the world
3. Or leave your found poem here in the comment box for each week’s May Play post
May is for play. Your poems don’t need to be big and heavy. (We like little candies, remember?) Tweet new combinations of found poems as often as you like. Whenever you find a minute or two, grab a word. Make a poem.
Tweet it. Share it. Just play with it. We’ll read your tweets and share some plates of your weekly play each week. We might even ask you to record your poem to be featured in our Top 10 Poetic Picks. Basically, we’ll tell everyone we know about it.
Begin with today’s Every Day Poem.
Enjoy yourself. While you’re at it, if you meet anyone with a plate full of truffles, invite them over to come play with us. We may bite. But we promise to share.
Finally, if you have a short story about why you love Every Day Poems, perhaps even a real-world encounter (think candy shop), post it to your blog and leave your link in Monday’s May Play comment box.
You might earn some chocolate candy roses…
Buy a year of Every Day Poems, just $5.99— Read a poem a day, become a better poet. In May we’re exploring the theme Roses.