This poem was written especially for The
Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni National Poetry
Day in Arkansas, 2012
In Rosa’s Honor
As poet laureate, Rosa was great!
October 15th marked her special day.
She gave her time and talent to our state,
encouraged poetry along the way.
Her poems still
as year after year
we think of her.
We meet to keep the torch she lit aflame.
We watch it glow when our own fire is low.
We think of her and write our best because,
as poet laureate, Rosa was great!
© Freeda Baker Nichols