Monthly Archives: September 2013

Burning Mist

Burning mist

rises,

from the newly

sun dappled wildflowers.

Begin the Dance.

Rejoice in the dance…,

The naturalist play.

Swim in the tall,

verdant weeds.

Roll in the mossy hay.

Feeling time slow

to a stagnant crawl.

We worry not!

Our watches haven’t worked

since the day we removed them!

Our master is overthrown,

and we rise with the dawn,

and we will live fully,

until we’re done!

When the shepherdess of night

calls us to our repose,

dreams of the wild day

will quell our fears of night.

We will drink and dance…,

our right.

to do as we suppose!

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1916

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1916 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

 

-J.R.R. Tolkien

 

My First Contest

Well here it goes, I plan on submitting to my first poetry contest some time this week. It’s a little daunting, you know sending part of your soul to some faceless board or group to be judged. I must say once the rolling waves of fear subsided I became pretty excited, I mean I know It’s unlikely I’ll win on my first try, but you can’t win if you’re not in the game.  I am just stuck now on whether to use one of my old favorites or try to write a masterpiece in the next week. O.K. I know I am probably not gonna write my best poem ever under pressure with only a limited time frame, but sometimes you look at the old stuff and doubt.  Who am I kidding I look at everything and doubt, though there are a few that I think are really good, (Just being modest there) I only hope they’re good enough.

If you’ve ever entered a poetry contest maybe you have a few words of wisdom for me, or some tips. I’d love to hear them, as a few well placed words can help all of us learn, and if you’re not learning you are dead (or may as well be). Thanks and wish me luck.

A Quote

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.”

– John Adams

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