National Poetry Month: 5/30: Sunday Redux April Fool’s Surprise

This National Poetry Month(NPM), I am writing and sharing original poems about food, family and feasts. Sundays will be a day to reshare a poem from the past. A list of links to previous poems is HERE.

Since 2018, I have participated in the Two Sylvias Press poetry prompts for NPM. Two years ago I wrote a poem about an April Fool’s Joke involving the Graham Cracker Pie I featured on Wednesday this past week.

recipe for pie
egg custard
graham crackers
once she swapped salt for sugar
“April Fool’s,” she yelled.

©jone rush macculloch

BACK STORY: This actually happened. Not as a joke but as an accident. My husband and I were discussing something when I was making this pie for our daughter’s birthday. I scooped from what I thought was the sugar container and instead it was salt.
We didn’t know until we tasted a very salty meringue in the pie. Eew!

2020 Progressive Poem

Sunday seems like a good day to peek in on how the 2020 Progressive Poem is unfolding.

Buffy Silverman has today’s lines.

2020Progressive Poem

1 Donna Smith at Mainely Write

2 Irene Latham at Live Your Poem

3 Jone MacCulloch, deowriter

4 Liz Steinglass 

5 Buffy Silverman

6 Kay McGriff at

7 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core 

8 Tara Smith at Going to Walden

9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link

10 Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme

11 Janet Fagel, hosted at Reflections on the Teche

12 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise

13 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers

14 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

15 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life

16 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance

17 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe

18 Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading

19 Tabatha at Opposite of Indifference

20 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities 

21 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse

22 Julieanne Harmatz at To Read, To Write, To Be

23 Ruth,

24 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wandering

25 Amy at The Poem Farm

26 Dani Burtsfield at Doing the Work That Matters

27 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge

28 Jessica Big at TBD      

29 Fran Haley at lit bits and pieces

30 Michelle Kogan

Irene Latham who began this poem project back in 2012, has handed it over to Margaret Simon to organize. I am so grateful to both Irene and Margaret for this wonderful April collaboration to kick of National Poetry Month.

Each day in April a different poet will add a line to this poem begun here today. No one knows where it will go or how it will get there, but it always gets there beautifully!

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1 Response to National Poetry Month: 5/30: Sunday Redux April Fool’s Surprise

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Now that was an experience to remember. What an April Fool’s joke but it was on the baker. I actually used the wrong ingredients once and had to backtrack.

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