Thursday, March 28, 2013

Poetry Contest at The Storyteller's Scroll

 As you know, I participated for the first time in the March Madness Poetry Tournament. Even though I was eliminated in the first round, it was great fun. On the tales of the tournament comes Poetry Month.

In honor of Poetry Month the Storyteller’s Scroll would like to sponsor a funpoetry contest for children.  Write a funny poem about the attached picture. Yes, that’s me next to the giant saguaro cactus. Please don’t write a funny poem about me, although I won’t be offended if you do, J as long as it is in good taste, and suitable for children to read.

Winner will receive a gift certificate for to purchase for the poetry book of your choice.

Here is my poem:

King of the Desert
By Gayle C. Krause

Old man saguaro grows very high—
pointing prickly arms to the desert sky.
Hugging the sun.
Hoarding the rain.
Sheltering animals in his desert domain.

Old man saguaro lives two hundred years.
He proudly stands tall in southwest frontiers.
Nest for the woodpecker
Food for the rat
Nectar for bees and the Long-Nosed Bat.

Please leave your poem in the comments below before April 20th, and will pick the winner on April 25th.

Good luck.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Madness Poetry Tournament has Begun!

The poetry madness has begun. First flights received their poems last night. Second flight is waiting their assignments tonight.
Voting starts tomorrow, 3/13/13. So, if you love kid's poetry or just want to see the creativity of the poetic mind, stop by to vote and follow the tournament to the championship.

MMPoetry 2013: Round 1 Flight 1 Matchups Underway

March Madness Poetry 2013 has officially begun!

Humor Region
The other 16 authletes will receive their words tomorrow. Voting on the matchups above will begin on Wednesday morning, March 13th.

Energized to Write for the New Year

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