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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).


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.