May 012009
 

I’m finding it hard to believe that the 30-day poem-a-day challenge by Robert E Brewer of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides blog is over. Waaahhhh. And phew. It was easy some days, very difficult others, a total drag on a few with me sitting there fingers poised over keyboard with not a word in my head. But this poem-a-day challenge has shown me that I can do more than I thought with my writing.

And now the judging begins. Robert and Tammy, with the help of guest screeners, will whittle each day down to a Top 5 list. These will be passed on to guest judges, who will select the top poem for each day. Robert will then go through the remaining 120 poems (2nd to 5th for each day) and select 20 out of that bunch. That plus the top 30 will round out the Top 50 eBook. We won’t know who and which poems will make it into the Top 50 eBook until July 2nd. It’s going to be a loooonnnng wait, which I’ll probably promptly forget for the next couple of months as is my wont. He will make other announcements about the PAD challenge on that day too. Since about 700 of us posted a poem every day and more than 25,000 poems were posted in total, it’s going to be a difficult task for him!

Thank you to everyone who read my poetry and especially to those who commented on my poems here, on Facebook, and privately. I appreciated your kind words very much. Your encouragement kept me going!

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