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Arizona Artist Looks To Space For Celestial Verses

Apr 10, 2012
Originally published on April 10, 2012 10:24 am
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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And next, the latest in our series Muses and Metaphor.

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MARTIN: We've been celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing your poetic tweets. We've been asking you to send us poems that are 140 characters or less.

Today we hear a tweet from writer and artist Heather Feaga from Phoenix, Arizona. Heather says she is inspired by the sciences like space and marine life and when she isn't writing poetry she likes to paint grid forms where she creates individual squares that become part of a whole. She also likes to cook, read and do stuff outside when it's not 120 degrees outside.

Remember, these are short, only 140 characters each. Here is a tweet by Heather Feaga.

HEATHER FEAGA: Pyramid of light. Sodium orange. Hiding the halos. Smoking figures. Close your eyes.

MARTIN: And we know that went by pretty fast, so let's hear it again.

FEAGA: Pyramid of light. Sodium orange. Hiding the halos. Smoking figures. Close your eyes.

MARTIN: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Heather Feaga from Phoenix, Arizona.

If you would like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, tweet us your original poetry, using fewer than 140 characters, of course. If your poem is chosen, we will help you record it for us and we will air it in the program this month. Tweet us using the hashtag #TMMPoetry. You can learn more at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to NPR.org and click on the programs menu to find TELL ME MORE.

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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk tomorrow. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.