A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday morning:
The winner of Penable’s 2 poetry competition is….
Victoria Abah said, ‘She brought the poem to life. Love the use of the mermaid and the description of crisp cold water. I know that feeling all too well.’
Congratulations Vanessa! Here is what she wrote that had stunned the judge and me:
By vanessa shields
I know I am part mermaid
when I deep-dive into
the crisp-cold water
of lake erie
my hands stacked
my arms outstretched
my torso curving to meet
the gentle bends of
the sandy bottom
my legs tight-muscled
my feet pointed
the water propelling
my skin slick
Well done for winning Vanessa!
Penableme has consistent poetry writing contests! I’ve been posting about the site as I’ve been submitting…as part of the submission process is to share your submitted post! *Smart*
How is everyone holding up?
This is a wild, wild time.
Need to travel? Read a book! Here’s a list we’ve started through GWR!
What are you reading? Are you listening to audio books? Are you watching more movies?
One thing that will help us trudge through this unique time is sharing how art is living in our lives!
Keep reading! Keep writing! Keep sharing!