Colleen Chesebro has generously put together a PDF compilation of all the Poets of the Week winners for 2019. Besides being thrilled to be part of it with one of my winning entries, there is a wealth of some wonderful poetry in this FREE offer to download for anyone to take advantage of. Check it out!
Yay for teamwork! The 2019 Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention Poetry Compilation from last year’s challenges is ready for distribution.
Please join me in thanking H. R. R. Gorman for his help in putting this publication together, including his many artistic skills. Not only did he reformat the PDF, but he also designed the cover art – all during the time he was graduating with his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Thanks, Dr. G. I literally could not have done this without your help!
I’m so proud of all of you… the poets, who worked so hard to perfect their writing craft to make this challenge what it is today. I’ve learned so much from you all. I can’t wait for the new challenges to begin!
Please Head Over to Collleen’s blog to download the poetry book directly!
Source: The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry
This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, I thought I’d try my hand at a Haibun and incorporate my Haibun with a powerful video that Sally Cronin recently shared at her Smorgasbord Invitation. Profound moments of time in the last 100 years of humanity. Powerful, memorable, and poignant moments in time.
Poetry Rules: – Choose your form of poetry and use SYNONYMS ONLY for the words – Hobby and Play
I’ve chosen to write a Haibun with a double Haiku
I believe with all the madness in the world, these moments in times of turmoil serve as reminders of ongoing world struggles we live through and somehow overcome. But the past has a way of resurfacing. This video is a quick refresher course on some of the biggest things in life that can happen to us – things we often take for granted thinking they’ve been eradicated – things we think won’t happen again. But they do.
Life is like a sport
We keep on striving to win
Winners and losers
Keep sight of the wins
The alternatives are dire
Lives become the game
Source: Smorgasbord Afternoon Video – Moving Photographs from the last 100 years. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine
My poem was chosen as poem of the week!