April is National Poetry Month
To celebrate, here’s a stanza from one of the “Prize Poems of the 1939 World’s Fair” published by the Academy of American Poets.
"This is a dream," I said, "a god has dreamed."
Yet standing where the grass and highway met,
All suddenly I knew it had but seemed
A dream. I touched the grass. The dew was wet.
This was my world. Tomorrow’s sun would show
Time and the will of man had made it so.
by Charles Malam
Publication from the Collection on the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair at the Queens Museum.