|"Feelings" by Mary|
“It is so many years before one can believe enough in what one feels even to know what the feeling is.”— William Butler Yeats
At the beginning of this month, Jeannine Atkins challenged us to write poems that use personified feelings.
Some of these feelings burst on the scene, eager to be heard!
|"Happy" by Carmela Nava|
Others were more timid.
|"Embarrassment" by Oleg Afonin|
A few arrived with
|Confident by Pison Jaujip|
What's important is that they showed up . . .
|"Cheekiness Personified" by Zoe|
and felt welcome.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this month's challenge, and especially to Jeannine for encouraging us to explore these many moods of ourselves.
Scroll through the poems below. Or, for best viewing, click HERE.
Inspired to write your own personified feeling poem?
|"Emotions" by Judy van der Velden|
Post it on our February 2017 padlet by Tuesday, February 28th, 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 STONE MIRRORS: THE SCULPTURE AND SILENCE OF EDMONIA LEWIS by Jeannine Atkins (Atheneum, 2017) One entry per participant, not per poem.
Alternatively, you may enter the giveaway by commenting below. Comments must also be received by Tuesday, February 28th. 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, March 3rd, when we reveal our next Spotlight ON interview and ditty challenge.
In other news . . .
I was thrilled and so proud to watch Lee Bennett Hopkins be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame last night.
|Celebrating with Lee Bennett Hopkins,|
newest member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame!
The event was the culmination of a fabulous conference called Convening Culture: Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Arts & Culture. I'm looking forward to sharing some of my takeaways from that conference in another post.
Join her for this week's Poetry Friday roundup.