Friday, July 4, 2014

Poetic Asides PAD Challenge Results for April 2014

In the midst of, among other things, pursuing my editing careerleaving me with little time for poetry writingI have received a nudge of inspiration.

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Write Poetry Wherever You Can

Something I look forward to twice a year since I learned of it is Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides Poem-a-Day Challenge. It's a period to give myself permission to put in whatever time I need to write a poem each day, something I often find difficult during my busy life the rest of the year. So this past April when I participated in the challenge, I looked at is a way to indulge myself in playing with words, but without worrying about contest results. 

Robert has just announced the top ten poems for some of the days and I was humbled to see my name in two of the lists—for days seven and nine. (The links go to my blog post version of the poems.)

Standing at the bottom of the writing ride and looking upwards, I am grateful for the encouragement. 

Thank you to Robert, who not only runs this challenge, but also encourages so many poets and is a wonderful poet himself.  

Congratulations to the winners, to the rest of the writers who made it to the Top Ten, and to those who participated in the challenge!

And thanks to you, my blog readers as well. Your support means a lot to me.

Enjoy your day! 

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  1. Congratulations, Linda! I'm not surprised though; you have a gift for writing!

    1. What a sweet thing to say. Thank you so much, Ginny!

  2. Congratulations, Linda.

  3. Congratulations! The poems you linked to were indeed impressive, especially loved day nine.