Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Promote A Poet

The name of this game is Promote a Poet. Have you ever read a poem online and thought "I just have to tell someone about this!"

Leave a link to the poem that makes you feel that way. Share the love and support all poets who blog.

I will go first to get us started. Check out the comments to see the poem I picked.

Group Poem

Add two lines to this poem. Leave your lines in the comment section. I will add them to this post and post your name and site at the bottom of the post.

Fade to Sorrow by PWB poets

Wilting beneath the moonlight
after another day has died,

the rose of unplucked morrows
now lost to the wreathless tide.

Night hides my complexion from the masses.
Terrible scars make others shudder.

My doom to wander, faceless,
the wretched roads of temptation.

I trudge these rocky spaces,
presence begging for absolution.

Once fair, now rendered graceless.

Torn raw, no resolution.

First set of lines by Sara fromThe Shores of my Dreams,

Second set of lines by CrimsonFlaw from The Crimsonflaw lived to Tell the Tale

Third set of lines by Markbnj from My poem a day

Fourth set of lines by Dewy Knickers from Flash Your Knickers Here

Fifth set of lines by Lioness from Poetess of the People

Sixth set of lines by Rob Kistner from Image & Verse

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Meet Debbie Morton

One of our newest poets to link here posts her work at Welcome to My Heart. When you dive into her written world you come to not only know her better but her thoughts on religon, family, history, faith, and man's inhumanity to man.

She writes about human tragedy in her poem The Cries of Katrina

Stop by and check out her work. Drop her a note to let her know that you support her and all poets who blog.

Poetry Carnival

There are two more days left until the deadline for the latest Poetry Carnival. Read more about it here

Prodigal Aspersions

And if you want to sign up to host a Poetry Carnival go here
Ringing of the Bards

Thursday, March 22, 2007

First Collage Poem

Another cheap paperback novel
banging in your head, head, head.

Tantalizing mental tastebuds,
a quill dipped in air and air my friend

it’s a sanctuary where she conceals
this collapse, this missing phrase.

Like plague on mankind,
reality interferes with all

Note- This poem was made possible by the donated lines of the following poets, whose line correspond to the order their names are listed. Two of this poets are writing friends of mine, providing inspiration and support to me daily, the other is one of our latest poets to sign up to link here. So, of course, you should be supporting all of them by visiting their sites when you get the chance. Delve into their hearts and minds by reading the poems that the above lines came from:

Line 1 is from Markbnj - Another Dime

Line 2- Sara - God Made Red

Line 3-Saoirse Sunday Scribblings: Inspirational Prompt

Line 4- Crimsonflaw - escape artist

Line 5- Sara Underground Sanctuary

Line 6- Crimsonflaw- Vague

Line 7- Saoirse- Sunday Scribblings : Inspirational Prompt

Line 8-Markbnj- Not Deserving

Limerick Winners

The results are in for Mad Kane's Humor Blog Limerick Contest. More than sixty poets took part. I think it was fantastic of Madeleine Begun Kane to host this contest.

The top prize went to Graham Lester. Read his poem and that of the other winners

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Meet Anna Williams

This poet links here, find her work in the sidebar under Free Poems. Anna Williams lists her poems on her blog by what age she was when she wrote it. That allows the reader to feel like they are accompanying her on her journey from childhood to teenager to womanhood.

Her latest poem, There are Men , touched my soul. I loved the way it flowed. The piece is inspirational for dream seekers and those you admire the ones who are brave, bold, and unselfish in this world.

Leave her a comment if you like it as much as I did.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Limerick Contest

Limericks according to Wikipedia, are humorous, often ribald, five line poems written with a strict meter.

One of the poets who took part in the Poetry Carnival I hosted at The Shores of My Dreams is now holding a Limerick Contest with prizes.

Find details here:

Mad Kane's Humor Blog

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Meet Lioness

The latest edition to our poetry link exchange list is Poetess of the People.

She writes not just on behalf of herself but for all the disenfranchised people in Kenya.

Her poem Metamorphosis struck a chord with me. Want do you think?

Is there a poem you read at the site of one of the poets linked here that you think more people should know about?

Leave a comment mentioning it.

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Collage Poem

One of our poets who links here recently did a blog carnival. She went above and beyond the call of duty by arranging the entries into a collage poem.

Read it here at Knocking From Inside

I wouldn't mind putting together a collage poem to post here. If you are a poet who would like to submit a poem for me to use post a link to your poem in the comments. In a few weeks I will make a poem out of the responses, if I get at least five poets who want to take part.

Your Blog Manager,


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Showing Support

Make sure that every once in a while you stop by the other blogs listed here and leave a comment. That is the way you let your fellow poets know that you appreciate their work.

Let me know if you want to be a guest poet here. You could do a post about poetry or post one of your poems.

Also, every now and then, I choose to highlight a poet who is linked here.

Thanks for helping to make this site a great support system for all poets who blog.

Blog Manager,


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Gonzo Blog Carnival!

Another chance to put your work in front of new eyes. The subject of this carnival is Share Your World- your home, town, state, or country, etc.

Submissions go to

The blog that is running this carnival is Save,Save, Save

Friday, March 02, 2007

New Poetry Carnival

One of the poets who link here is hosting the next Poetry Carnival. You have until March 9th to submit.

Show your support by signing up at

Knocking From Inside

I support my fellow poets, will you?

Welcome poets,

The goal of this site is to support the efforts of fellow poets who blog. If you would like to participate in our link exchange please leave a comment and then link to this site on your blog. Soon after I will place a link back to you.

Also, I am looking for poets to interview and to participate in our guest poet program. You could have your work showcased on this blog and your website promoted. If you might be interested in taking part leave me a comment mentioning that fact.

All poets who share their work online are sharing pieces of their soul and deserve to be applauded for opening up to the world in that way. I support poets who blog, will you?

Blog manager,
Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Thursday, March 01, 2007

What will they say about you?

This poet wrote a piece about what she would like to see on the back cover review of her first book of poetry. I love the way she put this together. Check it out at

Poet Mom

Without saying the word

One of our very own poets, who links here, came up with the idea that is being used at Poetry Thursday this week.

Clockwork Chris
suggested writing a poem about something beautiful without naming what the object is. A challenge, huh?

I loved this exercise. Let me know if you choose to take part so I can check out your poem.

The Beauty Within