April is National Poetry Month. Writer’s Digest has a Poem A Day challenge, which I’m going to participate in. A few of those poems will end up here. Check out the link if you want to try the challenge, too.

national poetry month birds

This one ended up late, but after I was done fussing with it, I still wanted to share. 🙂

The challenge for the twenty-fourth is to title a poem “Tell it to the (your words here.)”

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Tell it to the Willow

Walk along the riverbank

water murmuring secrets for the birds

to carry away as dust clinging

to the feathers of their wings

shed softly



By that stream grows a willow

long branches trailing to the grass

and dabbling in the current

tucked close against the trunk

the world shaded in hues of green

is safety


a place to take your sorrows

and tell them to the willow

who will weep with you

or tell your secrets for the birds to disperse

as harmless dust-motes

or tell the tree your brightest dreams

to soak in through bark and bud in new leaves

shimmering in the sunlight


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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