|José María Pérez Nuñuz|
“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular.
We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless.
It just depends on the day.”
— Brad Meltzer
At the beginning of this month, Diana Murray challenged us to write a poem about an unlikely hero. What was not at all unlikely was the wide variety of poems in response— something I've come to expect and look forward to with each new challenge! From amusing to poignant, courageous to zany, each poem told a surprising story that opened our eyes to an alternative view of the world. And isn't that what poetry's all about?
|José María Pérez Nuñez|
Many thanks to all the poetry heroes who participated or accompanied us along the way, and especially to Diana Murray
for helping us reach new heights.
On a practical note, this was the first month we used a padlet to collect our poems. If you struggled with the process, please don't hesitate to email me at TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com. I might be able to offer some pointers. What I don't want is for the padlet to get in the way of your participation, so please do contact me if you have any questions.
Scroll through the poems below, or for best viewing, CLICK HERE.
Inspired to write one of your own?
You have until Wednesday, August 31st, to join in with your poem about an unlikely hero. Post it on our August 2016 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation.
Participants in this month's challenge will automatically be entered to win a personalized copy of NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, by Diana Murray and illustrated by Leslie Lammle (Roaring Brook Press, 2016). One entry per participant, not per poem.
Alternatively, you may enter the giveaway by commenting below. Comments must also be received no later than Wednesday, August 31st. If you contribute a poem and comment below, you will receive two entries in total.
The winner will be determined by Random.org and announced next Friday, September 2nd, when we reveal our new Spotlight ON interview and ditty challenge. Good luck!
my juicy little universe.