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A Nice Little Win!

A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday morning:

The winner of Penable’s 2 poetry competition is….

Vanessa Shields!!

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:

Part-Mermaid
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
pumping
the water propelling
me forward
my skin slick
with memory

my breath
reaching
for
home

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!

READING LIST HERE!

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!

KEEP LOVING!

9 thoughts on “A Nice Little Win!

  1. Way to go you!! You rock ♥

    Lots of love, Tracey

    On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:44 PM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday > morning: The winner of Penable’s 2 poetry competition is…. Vanessa > Shields!! Victoria Abah said, ‘She brought the poem to life. Love the use > of the mermaid and the description of crisp cold wa” >

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  2. Congrats V.  I thought after getting the award your headline should read: A nice little wine.

    I have a cold, yuk, but not THE virus.  Things are closed and quiet, except for the noise of the loo paper hoarders. I fear the fight against the virus will go on for some time in North America.

    Be well, Mark

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