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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.

My Sonnet to Dreams

Dreams, you hollow, heartless, callous creature

Dark, twisted land of human mind you dwell

You create corrupt wants, turn us impure

Drag us not to your vile, damnable hell

I try to exorcise your foul devils

I can’t remain forevermore awake

The morning scars show in which you revel

You vampire of night, I wish to stake

But when you swim me along smooth rivers

My body stops silently, finding rest

We float in lily pad boats downriver

Making warm comfort and beauty my nest

You are a harsh, unforgiving mistress

I endlessly will wish for your caress

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