National Poetry Month

Inspired by Black History month, The Academy of American Poets  worked with a variety of interested parties including teachers, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and of course poets to figure out the many ways poetry could be celebrated.  They concluded April was a great month for the celebration, and on April 1, 1996, President Bill Clinton proclaimed April to be National Poetry Month. 


Following the Academy’s lead, Writers’ Morning Out has posted a poem-a-day during April since WMO’s inception in 2010.

“BLUEBERRIES” by Leela Ellis



A pail full

Of dark blue sun


With dew drops




In the breakfast bowl


Like sunlight

In a field of flowers





The darkness of midnight

Cherished by

Summer sun




Like high school lovers

Pridefully declaring their love

With purple and crimson



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