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Special April, Cymplified!

Why is April special? Aside from it being my birth month, it is also National Poetry Month in America. Is there one here in the Philippines? Anyway, you might be wondering why April is National Poetry Month. According to,

In coordination with poets, booksellers, librarians, and teachers, the Academy [of American Poets] chose a month when poetry could be celebrated with the highest level of participation. Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), and on the advice of teachers and librarians, April seemed the best time within the year to turn attention toward the art of poetryβ€”in an ultimate effort to encourage poetry readership year-round.

Isn’t it nice? My birthday is in April, I like poetry, and it’s National Poetry Month! πŸ™‚

Earth Day, also falls on April, April 22 to be exact. So, here’s a reminder to save our planet! It’s the only one with chocolate in it! πŸ˜€

I was just wondering, why doesn’t earth hour fall on earth day? Do you know?

My special April also saw the kids enjoy the beach twice. First in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the second one in Pico de Loro, which I am yet to write about. Plus, playtime with their cousins in the pool at my second brother’s place.

So, for National Poetry Month and in line with getting in touch with nature and saving our planet, I am sharing with you Robert Frost’s poem called God’s Garden.


Again, I picked up the Robert Frost Selected Poems book a friend gave me, hoping I will finish it this time. πŸ™‚

How about your April? Anything special happened? πŸ™‚


  1. April was a mixture of both downs and ups for me. I learned from the downs and celebrated the ups. Great that April is your special month,
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  2. Nice poem there. Imagine there is such celebration in other countries. I remember when we were in HS, one of our project is to write a poem in Filipino with not less than 4 stanza. It took me weeks before finally submit my project. I am not into poetry kasi. hehehe
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  3. kat

    My friend’s dad was very much into poetry. He can recite lovely poems from memory. My April was fun. I think I did a lot of eating. πŸ˜€
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  4. Lovely happenings on April’s and you celebrated your birthday as well. So far, Our April is good and hopefully more unforgettable moments this May.
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  5. aby

    April went so fast, but I got good things happened. I hope this month too! πŸ™‚
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    1. Oh, great for you!

  6. Ida

    It’s great that you and your family have been to so many places already this summer vacation. Looking forward to your post about Pico De Loro. πŸ™‚
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  7. Meikah Ybanez-Delid

    April is the birthmonth of my mom, too! πŸ™‚ And what’s particularly special of my April this year is that I changed jobs. πŸ˜€
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  8. Your April is really special! Happy birthday!…How was my April ? I was able to visit my family in Cebu… and we had a planning session for CMZ. My best friend from the US arrived! And we started our exercise sessions! Quite a busy April, too!
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    1. I think your April was pretty special, too. I wish to visit Cebu someday!

  9. Belated Happy Birthday, Cym! April was indeed a great month for me as well. For starters, I graduated with month. That is a very beautiful poem that you shared.

    With regards to Earth hour not being on Earth day, maybe its so that we can help save the earth in 2 separate days?
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    1. Thanks, Ditas! Wow, so cool that you’re a doctor now.

  10. May will be a busy month for us as the kids are having exams. However everyone is looking forward to our overseas trip at the end. Hope that you have a great month of May:)
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    1. Cool! Enjoy your overseas trip!

  11. You had a great April. Honestly, even if my April is full of stress I still love it. My son started his summer class last April and it was his first time at school. I had mixed emotions. I’m happy to see him finally going to school but I fear that he might not do well as he’s an hyperactive kid. Fortunately, he’s doing okay. May naman is my birth month and I’m looking forward for a kinder month for me, hehe. May God bless us more and keep us all safe and healthy.
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    1. Happy birth month! I am also worried about my son going to school this coming school year as he doesn’t like to write or color. *sigh*

  12. Jhari

    Happy birthday sis! April is indeed a very meaningful month for most of us. Positive vibes all the way πŸ™‚
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    1. Thanks, Jhari!

  13. You’ve had a lovely April, I’m sure! Belated happy birthday and I’m looking forward to reading about your Pico de Loro adventure, too! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. As for me, my summer hasn’t officially begun because I haven’t been to the beach yet haha!
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    1. I know you will go to beach very soon! Yay!

  14. Its nice to know that its National Poetry Month and its also your birthday and you love poems. So perfect!
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  15. So far April is pretty normal month for us, Belated happy birthday, Sis your vacation with family is awesome.:) I read it on your other post.:)
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  16. You really enjoyed your April. Most of the time, I met friends since I was so busy the whole year round last school year. Making time with long time friends. πŸ™‚
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    1. That’s great! Tamang tama it’s school vacation. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s kinda bitin somehow. Back to school again a week after now.
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  17. Van

    Wow, how interesting, sis. Special events all rolled into one month. How nice is that! Well, April is also special for us because my husband’s birthday also falls on April. πŸ™‚

    Interested about your Pico De Loro adventure. Will wait for your post. πŸ™‚
    Belated happy birthday, sis!
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  18. Belated Happy Birthday sis.. Like you I wonder why they don’t synchronize earth hour and earth day. πŸ™‚
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    1. Yes nga, why is earth day and earth hour on different days? I still have to go on a summer vacay naman. Hopefully by the end of May…
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      1. Hopefully you get to go on your vacay, and enjoy it, too!

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