Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Poetry Challenge Results Are In!

I know I said I'd post the results on Monday, but the contest is now officially over, and our winner won by such overwhelming odds, I just couldn't wait.

We had seven poetry submissions that were all inspired by the picture of a celtic butterfly. Yes, this one here. Each and every poem was beautiful in its own right, but there was one that stood out above the rest, receiving nine out of the seventeen votes cast.

And our winner is . . . TAMARA PASSEY! And for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of reading her words, I'm posting the poem here for all to see.

The Masterpiece

Who drew us this way?

Me here and you there

where we fit so seamlessly

If I look close and follow aline

I think I see where I end and

You begin

But then I don't

Curves are hard to follow

And I'm sure the artist

Planned it

So we wouldn't spend our time

Trying to see how separate we are

But notice, instead, the


We are together

Delicate and strong enough

To take flight.

Isn't that beautiful? I'm going to leave all of this week's entries up on The Poetry Challenge Page, until I post the next prompt on Wednesday. Take the time to read them, if you will. Poetry brings such a joy in language and I'm so thrilled to have so many joining me in this challenge. Thanks to you all for your hard work and beautiful words.

Until next week! Adios!


Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow. That's an incredible poem. Congratulations, Tamara!

Tamara said...

Karen, thank you for doing this challenge. I think I already mentioned how I hadn't been writing any poetry for a while (something like a WIP taking up my time) so this was great. :)