Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Wildlife

Ed Hessler

It is April 1, 2022 and good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) at Hamline University. Some numbers for this year-to-date: 91 days, 131,040 minutes, 24.93% of the year. Sunrise is at 6:53 am followed by sunset at 7:40 pm with 12h 47m 23s of sunlight. Who knows we may see the sun today but we will certainly notice the light.

Foodimentary celebrates Soylent Green Day, a snack I've never had with photos, facts and some food history. National Day has a full and interesting article on the celebration of April Fools' Day.

Quote: Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is he mother of the arts and the source of its marvels. - Francisco Goya, 1799
April Fools' Day is a time for jokes. No guarantees on whether these will make you or any kids you know groan, smile or laugh.  Answers at the bottom.

-- Why is everyone exhausted on April 1? * 

-- What do you call a hammer bought on April 1?** 

-- Knock, Knock! Who's there? Noah! Noah who? Noah-body.*** 

April is National Poetry Month (NPM) and I hope you read some old friends and read some new ones.

In celebration of the first day of NPM here is a perfect poem by Naomi Shihab Nye.
* Because they just had a 31-day March.

** An April tool.

*** April Fools!

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