Movies, in turn, have inspired some spectacular poems. In honor of National Poetry Month, here are 11 poems to keep you well-versed in the poesy of cinema. “Late Movies with Skyler” // Michael OndaatjeThe narrator of this poem watches old movies each night, too. Other Ondaatje poems have been inspired by movies, he’s written films and a book about film editing, and one of his novels, The English Patient, was adapted into the 1997 Oscar winner for Best Picture. \"Anna May Wong on Silent Films\" // Sally Wen MaoAnother poem inspired by a silver-screen legend is Mao’s moving tribute to the film star Anna May Wong.