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Poet-Tree Month (PLV)

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Celebrate Poetry Month starting Monday, April 1, by writing a poem and hanging it on one of the trees in the Mortola Library! It doesn’t have to be Leaves of Grass, but by all means, start harvesting that inspiration.

The Mortola Library is hosting a poet-tree event in honor of National Poetry Month! All Pace students, faculty, and staff are invited to compose a poem on a paper leaf and hang it on one of the trees on the library patio or tree decal on the foyer window. If you snap a picture of your submission, tag Pace Library on Instagram or Twitter to share your work online!

Poems can be composed at any time starting Monday, April 1, and ending Monday, April 15. This event was inspired by Shel Silverstein’s “Poet’s Tree.” Do you remember it by heart?

Underneath the poet tree,
Come and rest awhile with me,
And watch the way the word-web weaves
Between the shady story leaves.
The branches of the poet tree
Reach from the mountains to the sea.
So come and dream, or come and climb—
Just don’t get hit by falling rhymes.

—Shel Silverstein

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