April is National Poetry Month and Ridgefield Library is celebrating this year by inviting the public to write a poem on a strip of paper and hang it from the oak tree on the front lawn of the library. The poems can be handwritten or printed out. There will be a box with tags and pens placed at the base of the tree for the public to use. This “poetree” will fill with poems over the month of April until the end of the month when they are removed.

 Everyone is invited to contribute. The poem can be an original creation, lyrics from a song or verses from a published poem. Think of any words that move you, that strike an emotional chord. Perhaps the favorite song of a loved one or a line from a poem that you enjoy. Come browse the Library’s poetry section for more ideas!