An April calendar in haiku/senryu


April is National Poetry Month. Here is an abecedarian haiku/senryu calendar for April:

1st April adolescence / fools rush in / teenage years
2nd April birthday /to be or not to be/Shakespeare baptized (23rd)
3rd April come she will / for Easter / a new yellow raincoat
4th April dews and don’ts / thunder lightening and rain / threatening
5th April eggs / hardboiled in a basket / chocolate foiled
6th April fools / forget what they’re like / in May and June
7th April gala /‘Singing In the Rain’/ goofing on ‘a stairs’
8th April hi jinx /fooling around / in a mud puddle
9th April injustice / pouring rain / on her sixth birthday
10th April joker / cracks / a grin
11th April kick off / soccer balls/ hit foolish heads
12th “April Love”/ Pat Boone/ croons
13th April moon / fools in love / underneath
14th April noon/ high calorie buffet/ back for a fourth plate
15th April on again /off again rain showers /can’t decide
16th April planting /peanuts and potatoes/ both buttered and mashed
17th April quilt /frost mud slush and gush/city square’s a mess
18th April rush/ daffodils / visible
19th April stars forecast/ Oscars out tonight / dim tomorrow
20th April torrent / all at once / gone in a flash
21st April umbrellas / tool of the month/ sold out
22nd April violets/ my mother’s favorites/ by mossy stones
23rd April weather / May around the corner/ thank goodness
24th April X rated / railroad crossing signal light/ on for days
25th April yellow lights / sign of things to come / use caution
26th April zinnias / unheard of / way too early
27th April en Paris/ le petite fleur monsieur /avec plaisir
28th April in Perth /fall for all its worth/ down under
29th April prognostication/Portland,ME to Portland,OR/ rain
30th April in Brooklyn / schlepping in the rain / making groceries


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