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Greetings and welcome to Poets on Display during National Poetry Month/Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. I’m doing a poetry theme, so each day this month I’ll be featuring poets from the book Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology, which was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 Colorado Book Awards in the anthology category (information about the awards can be found by Clicking Here).

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It’s an honor for me to continue to share the work of those who contributed to Northern Colorado Writers first poetry anthology and to have this work selected as an award finalist. The poets included are a shining example of the talent found in Northern Colorado Writers, LLC.

The poem posted below is not from the anthology. This way you get a wider read of each poet’s work. It’s been a challenge to get the poems to fit the letter theme, but I think I’ve worked it out. I  hope you enjoy what you read here.

Today’s letter:  F

Today’s Poem:  Forever There by June Clymer

Forever There

an afghan lies
upon a still lap
molded into bones
long ago released from flesh
folded hands
reveal altered junctions
satin holds within
memories for the living
a pillow accepts
laid to rest
beneath the cloth
time bequeaths decline
steel walls
protect an extinction
a closed door prevents entry
to a shelter that fills a vacant plot
particles form a barrier
only prayers can reach
green captures
a blanket of earth
that holds the past
granite introduces the rebellion
of a future deceased
a soul once in flight
perches at peace

June’s Bio:

June M. Clymer is a writer of poetry and children’s picture books. She holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts and is also a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Three of her poems have been published in the book Combat Trauma: The Spousal Response to PTSD. She is the author of A Journey to Publication and Beyond.

Note: On May 1, 2017 I’ll be drawing one winner to receive a copy of Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology. Each day you visit and leave a comment, you’ll earn one entry for the drawing. (Only one entry per day can be earned, regardless of number of visits/comments) That’s a potential of 30 entries for the drawing! Winner to be announced on this blog on May 1, 2017.

Click Here to purchase Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology

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