|"Eye of the beholder" by Tim Kirman|
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the beginning of November, Carol Hinz challenged us to write a poem that finds beauty in something not usually considered beautiful.
It's a marvelous quest, isn't it?
Even if we carried this challenge over December and into the new year, I doubt that we would run short of poetry. So many wonderful poems graced the padlet this month! Far more than I had opportunity to feature as daily ditties. I hope you'll take your time with this collection—it may yield you some fresh perspective... and throw in a few oohs and ahhs for good measure.
Scroll through the poems below, or for best viewing, CLICK HERE.
Thank you to everyone who contributed a poem, commented, or followed along, and thanks most especially to Carol Hinz for encouraging us to take this journey to find the beautiful.
As Emerson said, the rest is up to us. I know it's a challenge I'll carry with me.
Would you like to write a poem that finds beauty in something not usually considered beautiful?
Post it on our November 2017 padlet by 5:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, November 30th, and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation.
Alternatively, you may enter the giveaway by commenting below. Comments must also be received no later than 5:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, November 30th. 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, December 1st.
Many thanks to everyone who came by last week to help me celebrate the launch of The Best of Today's Little Ditty 2016! I was touched by so many expressions of support and congratulations, and raised a toast to you at my Thanksgiving table.
Carol's Corner for this week's Poetry Friday roundup.