Thursday, April 7, 2016

National Poetry Month Has Arrived!

artwork by Lauren G., Grade 7

Here is a poem by Sabrina E. in honor of the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month. This piece of poetry reveals the author's conflict between lightness and darkness.

Light vs. Dark

Does light cancel dark?

Or does dark

Cancel light?


They fight.

Who will win?

The sun who supports


Or the moon

Who supports


The sun

Stands alone.

The moon

Stands with the stars.

What is stronger?

A fiery


Which keeps us warm

Through the cold?

Or an icy


Which guides us

Through the dark?




- by Sabrina E., Grade 7

To further celebrate national poetry month, here is an interactive article on blackout poetry which can help you to create your own short poems:

Here is the official website of the Academy of American Poets which goes into the history and significance of national poetry month:

Juan Felipe Herrera, the poet laureate, is writing a poem that will span his laureateship. Click here to learn more and to contribute a line to the poem, La Familia:

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