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… Continue reading A Nice Little Win!
[Because writing and reading are keeping me grounded in the wild madness that is swirling around us.] 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… Continue reading Part-Mermaid
the dustings – a poem about dreams
Submitted by Vanessa Shields Submitted to https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/poetry-thursday-competition/ the dustings by Vanessa Shields the wind shows herself by leaning her shoulder on purple coneflower petals they receive her caress push deeper into earth spread roots like stories and so dreams lean into the soft shy underparts of our arms – a vulnerable garden made of skin… Continue reading the dustings – a poem about dreams
Poem for a Contest & The Contest!
A blog reader sent me a link to a poetry contest he's having...deadline is on Tuesday! Because I'm hot to submit these days, I'm trying hard to say yes to entering things that show up in my life! Here's the link, if you'd like to enter too! https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/poetry-thursday-competition/ how to submit: Submitting your great poems… Continue reading Poem for a Contest & The Contest!