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To carry on our love of all things poetry and to keep the energy high, I will continue to post poems by the contributing poets to the anthology until the Colorado Book Awards on May 21, 2017 (info by clicking here).

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Today’s poem is by contributing poet: Belle Schmidt

Big Beetle

Lying on a park picnic bench
the undersides of maple leaves
form a canopy over my head.
I think of myself as a big beetle
flipped over on its back
underside exposed. A breathy
breeze tickles the
leaves; they flutter and flitter like
green-costumed dancers.
The undersides
of the leaves reveal
unique designs. I’m lost
in geometry. The leaves flip
to and fro; they tease
and invite me to stay awhile—
be still—to look up and enjoy

Nature’s shy beauty.

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