Your entries in the contest were good, and it was hard to pick a clear winner. (Oh, and if you visited early this morning -- sorry for the premature automatic post of my "found poem," composed of parts and pieces of all the entries, minus the winner information. I crashed last night before polishing the post! Argh!) Thanks to all who entered!
The winner of the writer's prize packet goes to...
Anita at Rollercoaster Days! Anita put the evocative and fitting word "drowned" in the sentence with "dock," as a description: As she ambled towards the dock, she was drowned in memories of dusky summer promises and firefly kissed skin.
A prize was also garnered by Wendy at All in a Day's Thought for her lovely entry: Beyond blankets of dirt and canopied leaves, far below the spreading sunlight it waits; my place for reflection and emergence.Surprise! Here's a secondary contest inspired by the first~~
Make your own poem using only words from the photo caption contest entries found HERE. You can change the word tense, line breaks and spacing, of course, but you may NOT add any extra words of your own.
Email your poems of no more than 15 lines to AngieDLed@aol.com by tomorrow at midnight, and I'll announce a winner on Wednesday! Put FOUND POEM CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line.
Doh, I forgot to state what the winning poet receives ----- a Barnes & Noble gift card! So, keep those entries coming.
Finally, here's my "found poem" crafted from the caption contest entries:Sweet Home Louisiana
Beyond blankets of leaves below
spreading sunlight waits
for emergence around that corner,
filtered through trees saying
welcome home. Wake up, [ space ] hurry.
Tires scrape and burn slow
as Spanish moss, [ space ] fall coming.
There boys fish,
amble to the dock [ space ] drown
in memories of summer
promises, Hansel & Gretel's
house, a Yellow Brick Road.
Little old men in stable arms
of oaks mesmerized by the stillness.