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I will be running a workshop . Ever read a poem and you felt as if you were walking with the writer as he told his/her tale? or read a poem and you felt disconnected from the poem? The difference between the two is in the first the poet knew how to "immerse" the reader in his/her poem. One way to do this is the effective use of imagery.We will be exploring how to use imagery to bring the reader into your poem. Sign up begins today. For more detail just hit the workshop tab and review. Then come back here and let me know you want in.

September contest

There is little doubt the climate is changing whether by natural causes or man made causes. So let's write about climate change. Any length, any style. So let's scratch our heads or whatever part of your body you want just get to thinking about Climate Change. Don't for get to put (Sept. contest) next to title and to hit contest tab before entering.

August contest winner

Please join me in congratulating B9Pat for winning the August contest for her poem "Worthwhile". Her is her winning entry:

Remember me
When you go to bed
With thoughts of me
Running through your head
Think back to the day
When we were wed
So many things left unsaid
While looking back try to smile
Wasn't it all worthwhile
Wasn't it all worthwhile

Lyrics as poetry

"My Girl"

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May

I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)

I've got so much honey the bees envy me
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees

Well, I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl)

July contest extension.

The July contest has been extended until Aug. 7th. We will run a quickie contest for August

July contest

OK folks, time is running out to enter the July contest and the entries are sparse. So now would be a great time to enter and possibly win. So sharpen those quills and let's hear about you pleasant July memories......stan

July Contest Announcement

Good ol' summer time! This month we're going to write about our most pleasurable July experience. See contest parameters and don't forget to put (July Contest) next to title and remember to hit contest tab at bottom when entering......Now I gotta sift through the many pleasures I've enjoyed in July......stan

June contest winner

Please join me in recognizing Mark for winning the June contest. Here is the poem which inspired him and the poem Mark wrote as a result :
When I Am Asked
By: Lisel Mueller

When I am asked
how I began writing poems,
I talk about the indifference of nature.

It was soon after my mother died,
a brilliant June day,
everything blooming.

May contest winner

please join me in giving congratulations to the May contest winner. The contest was so difficult to judge there is also an Honorable mention this month. Here are the poems:

My life style (may contest).
Submitted by Simon on Tue, 2019-05-07 22:39


Ever read a poem which inspired you to write another poem? Then this contest is for you. We're going to do an inspired writes contest this month. Hit contest tab for the rules and be sure to post your entry through said tab....makes it easier on the judge. So find that poem that inspires you and wet that ol' quill.........stan


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