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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 feature 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).
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 Poem: Quartet for Percussions by Ben Humphrey
Quartet for Percussions
Sleet on window panes,
a snare drum’s roll.
Thunder’s blast with the rain,
the timpani’s crash.
Icy mallets on wooden shingles,
the xylophone’s role.
Droplets on puddles in cadence,
the piano’s part.
All music to the earth,
It’s simply the Way – water falls.
In his not so wasted youth, Ben was a river rat, back packer, and skier. In retirement, he started writing poetry. The Magpie Cried, was published and he was named Colorado’s Senior Poet Laureate in 2013. A collection of Taoist poems is his next project.
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.
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