A month of poems: Day nine


Sunday, April 1, marked the start of National Poetry Month, an annual celebration the Academy of American Poets first introduced in 1996, according to poets.org. To commemorate National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world, the King Street Chronicle will publish one poem each school day throughout April.

Courtesy of Upper School Art Teacher Mrs. Paula Westcott.

Jacqueline Brehmer Marshall
Alien among aliens,
Fanning delicate fins to promenade
A prim coquette and starchy cavalier
Trimmed and tined in ossein finery,
Sipping shrimp cocktails, dancing demure
Circles before blushing coral courts,
Holding hinds in groves of turtle grass
Until the paisley bodies
Bump bellies, and she imbues his pocket
With inklings marooned in dreaming Pegasus.
Contributed by Upper School Art Teacher Mrs. Paula Westcott.
– Mae Harkins, Staff Writer
Featured Image by Mae Harkins ’20