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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 letter:    U

Today’s Poem:  Umbrella by S. E. Reichert


The snapping pop,
Immediate arrival,
Gentle patter of petals,
Raindrops or fairy’s feet.

Saw-toothed leaves scrape
From dangling branches above.
Unable to touch you,
With anything but clawing shadows.

A cocoon of safety,
In the midst of a storm.
To feel the cold squalling fingers,
Without struggling in drenched blindness.

Wind rushes beneath the shelter’s hug,
Lifting it from the Earth,
Awakens the possibility of flight.
Childlike wonderment, limitless opportunity.

S.E. Reichert’s Bio:

S. E. Reichert has been writing fiction, poetry, and essays, for over twenty-five years. Her first paranormal romance series (Fixing Destiny, Finding Destiny, Fighting Destiny) is completed. Her poetry has been featured by Haunted Waters Press and Tulip Tree Publishing. She also contributes to the Be True, Be Love website and is currently working on a new anthology of poems as well as a new series set in her home state of Wyoming.

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