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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).



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:       W

Today’s Poem:  Whispers in the Forest by Monica Yoknis

Whispers in the Forest

The wind passes its secrets though the trees.
The trees whisper their secrets to the wind.
I hear them.  The pines whisper, the aspens laugh.
What secrets do the trees know?  What stories does the wind tell?
I wonder as I sit in the forest.  I don’t understand the trees or the wind,
but I enjoy
Listening to the whispers in the forest.

Monica’s Bio:

Writing poetry has gotten Monica through some of her deepest bouts of depression. Mostly, she reads and writes mystery and supernatural thriller stories. Monica self-published her first novel, Fear and Terror Stalk the Museum: An Artemis Lewis Adventure, in August 2016.

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