National Poetry Month starts tomorrow!

That's right, a month-long celebration of the ancient literary art that enriches our lives and societies. We'll be doing some special things on the  Behind-The-Scenes blog to recognize this wonderful event. What does National Poetry Month have to do with innovative solutions to the problem of hunger? Not much!  But one half of your loyal Communications Department toiled away for many moons in the mountains of North Carolina to get a coveted Bachelor of Arts in English (with a focus on poetry, American, early 20th century), so we'll figure out a way to make it work.  But this celebration doesn't come without cost. The other half of the Comm. Dept. is not as enthused about our undertaking and the harmonius work environment we've worked so hard to develop is threatened! Such are the sacrifices that have to be made for poetry. To whet your appetite for the month ahead, here's a short poem from a Modernist Master. Maybe you remember this one from a freshman English class?  Enjoy! and we'll have more tomorrow.

The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams


so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.