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A2Z-BADGE-100 [2017]                  Y


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:       Y

Today’s Poem:  You by Sheala Dawn Henke


What You
Who You
How You change
You somehow
Recreate You
Who are those soft winds?
The breath,
The breeze.
Forces of nature,
And David’s Goliath.
Among us,
You choose.

Sheala’s Bio:

Sheala has been an educator in the Poudre School District at Bennett Elementary, an I.B. World School, for over seventeen years. Working closely with students and developing relationships with aspiring young writers has served as a direct line from her role as mentor to the muse. An active member of Northern Colorado Writers for over five years, her writing credits include 2016 title-winning recipient of the Jerry Eckert Scholarship for philanthropic writers, and hosting a successful crowdfunding campaign to independently publish her debut YA Science-Fiction series IDEA33. Sheala lives with her husband and two children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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