Hump Day Poetry is a weekly poetry blog-share every *Wednesday*
Here’s how you can join in
1. Write a poem (any type of poetry, even for other challenges) You have from Wednesday to the following Tuesday to link up!
2. Grab the badge and display it on your blog to show your support.
3. Link it to my poem of the week with a pingback or by leaving the link to your poem in comments.
4. Visit other bloggers’ poetry for that week. Like, leave a comment, and share! (Please try to visit as many other poets as possible. Keep the community love flowing!)
Note: to create a pingback, simply include the url of this post somewhere in your post. Please check my page to ensure your pingback has posted. If not, it is either awaiting moderation, or the pingback failed (happens sometimes!). To ensure your post is seen, you may want to just add the link to my page. I would rather have duplicates than not get to read your poetry!
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And now for my poem of the week….
This Place I Tread Alone
~for Lisa D.
What’s the worse that could happen
should I linger here too long
feel the inner trappings of madness
or the darkness of death’s desires
Would my absence even matter
should I not come back again
lost in my own mind castles
far from your gentle hands
there are demons and devils here
that feast on fallen angels
I’m not saying I want to leave you
but this is no place for tender souls
©2016 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.
Happenings in the World of Poetry
Each week I will list 5 poetry (and fiction!) bloggers who I follow and enjoy their work. I hope you will take a few moments to check out their blogs. Here is this week’s offerings:
- Rosema @ A Reading Writer
- Pleasant Street @ Are You Thrilled
- Marie @ The Syllabub Sea
- Cheryl-Lynn @ Tournesol dans un Jardin
- Paper Plane Pilots is an amazing group of poets and fiction writers. They also host a free literary magazine and are currently accepting submissions for issue eight of In-flight Literary Magazine. The deadline to submit is June 1st.
- The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook contest is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs to May 25, 2016. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies. The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24 – 48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20. Click the link above for complete contest submission guidelines.
Here are a few interesting articles:
- Autistic boy’s poem about Asperger’s goes viral
- This tribute to Poet & Activist Priest, Daniel J. Berrigan who recently died at age 94
- Looking for some new books of Poetry? Check out these reviews.
Are you looking for weekly poetry (and sometimes fiction) challenges? Never fear! Check out the following:
- Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
- RonovanWrite’s Haiku Prompt Challenge
- Haiku Horizons
- The Writing Reader
- Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge
If you know of other happenings in the world of poetry or blogs that host poetry challenges, let me know in comments and I will include them in next week’s Happenings!