Sunday, August 26, 2007

Shout out your favorite PWB

Lets spread the love. Who is your favorite online poet who blogs that is listed on our blogroll?

All I ask is that you don't name me ( though I would love if any of you stop by and read my work.) Share your thoughts on your fellow bloggers. Lets all takes some time to visit each others sites this week.

Your blog manager,

Sara from

The Shores of my Dreams

Writer's Digest Talks Poetry

For poetry news, prompts, and inspiration check out POetic Asides with Nancy Breen and Robert Lee Brewer.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Poetry Thursday Says Good-bye

At the end of August, Poetry Thursday will come to the end.

I will hate to see this wonderful site close down. What it accomplished was remarkable. It helped to inspire me to start Poets Who Blog. Poetry Thursday helped to spread the love of poetry throughout the blogosphere and the world.

Stop by Poetry Thursday and take part in the completely and totally optional poetry prompt next week provided by Lisa and Dana. Those ladies created a wonderful site and I thank them for spending eighteen months giving back to the online poetry community.

Your blog manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Group Poem

Hello poets,

Hope the creating is going well for all of you these days. I thought I would start another group poem as it gives our site a way to be interactive.

Add lines to this poem and I will link to you within the body of this post.

Midnight Hour by PWB poets

He didn't ask for
Didn't talk about regrets.
Wouldn't think about the morning;
it wasn't here yet.

Words spoken in haste;
Daggers hurled with intent.
Eternal damage inflicted,
But only temporarily meant.

a twisting tale of whirling dream
sat spinning through his mind,
a veil of words
sewn delicately
a palm to hide behind.

Never knew, whats wrong,
never felt whats right
but, in the silence of his lonely dreams,
sometimes he cried.
He did run all his life,
he did fall sometimes...
but unforgiving was his heart
for gone day's crimes

there by the rags and the amputation
scavenging the shadow of the symbol
lives still the glow of his lost lantern
these are the lines of severance
a love letter sealed into the art
of the surgeon
the parts of him not here
fly like birds in an unrequited sky

This life takes leaving,
time unveils one more
unread book left on Life's shelf -

his weathered hand
on the old book
as his fingertips
trace the delicate spine
he wonders
where the time went

He wouldn't think of trangressions,
wouldn't think about regrets,
or what may come in the dawning
that was not here yet.

His memories smudged among
the thin crevices of what is reality
and that which is sometimes not….
But now only too aware of the pace of time
He tries what he has not ever done
while he treads those withered hands on the book,
pauses now on something engraved deep, written in gold.
for all the words which broke heart a many,
& all his deeds, which struck'em misery
A tear silently wets his eye, as if
He now knew what's been lost,
his own truth engraved deep, written in gold

Lines 1-5 by Sara at The Shores of My Dreams

Lines 6-9 by Dan at Poetic Justice

Lines 10-14 by Absolutely Miles Away

Lines 15-22 by Soham Das

Lines 23-30 by Crimsonsonflaw

Lines 31-33 by Janet Leigh

Lines 34-40 by Autumn Moon

Lines 41-44 by Sara.

Lines 45-56 by Sarayu from Hues of Thought

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Visit SquareTraveler

One of our poets recently posted a rather stunning little short piece called Life is. Stop on by and check it out.

Thanks for supporting all Poets Who Blog.

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams.

Wallace Stevens Award Winner announced

The Academy of American Poets has chosen Charles Simic as their 2007 Wallace Stevens Award winner for which there is a $100,000 dollar prize. Congrats to Mr. Simic.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Read this weeks Carnival entries at Afterglow

Support all poets who blog by leaving comments on the poems that you enjoy.

A big thanks to Rax for hosting this week!