Updated May 3, 2021 at 9:47 AM ET
Every April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we call on our audience (yes, you!) to help us celebrate the art of the verse.
We asked for your original poems: haiku, couplets, free form, you name it. This year we added TikTok to the mix.
National Poetry Month is over for this year, but the poems shall live on. Here are the submissions that caught the eyes of professional poets over the last month, who joined All Things Considered to talk about them.