WHEREAS, it is customary to set aside one day each year to honor those persons who are either by vocation or avocation writers of poetry; and

WHEREAS, the ability to compose verse and give expression through carefully chosen words to ideals, memories or other tributes which mere prose describes less colorfully, is truly one of the arts; and

WHEREAS, the annual day set aside to honor our poets falls on Sunday, when hymns of praise will be sung in our churches, all of which are poems set to music and dedicated to religious themes; now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Sunday, October 15, 1955, shall be marked as


On that day let us think of the pleasure and contentment which our poets have given us over the years, by recording in rhyme and verse the events and triumphs which have crowned mankind's achievements, while simultaneously chronicling the tragedies and sorrows which give balance and sober reflection to thinking people everywhere.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Thirteenth

(Great Seal) day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State