|Quill Awards: Presentations in two poetry categories
1st Category: SHORT POEM--Free Verse
The wonderful thing about free verse, is that it has very few distinct rules or boundaries.
The rhythm or cadence of free verse varies and although the words don't rhyme, they flow along their own pattern.
A leading William Blake authority claims "The Argument" by Blake is the first
example of free verse in English. Whereas, it's been said that Walt Whitman based his verse approach on the Bible.
He was touted as the major force and a powerful example for writers who embrace free verse. This is a form of poetry with a long,
rich, and distinguished history. Writing.Com's many talented poets provide quality opportunities for us
to learn about and come to admire, if not love, free verse. Quill's winners in this category
provide stunning examples.
Canyons of Light by HuntersMoon
It's a very special joy to be able to present HuntersMoon (Ken) with this award
on behalf of the Quill Awards. His luminous poem, Canyons of Light, is extraordinarily beautiful and haunting.
Ken writes with a remarkable attentiveness to the world around him. He is a
brilliant, spirited writer whose writing style is at once wholly felt and peacefully unassuming. His poems
are meticulously crafted with powerful, unblinking wonderment.
Confession by Ghostranch
I am especially touched and so grateful to be able to present Quill's Honorable Mention to GhostRanch (Jess)
for her poem, Confession. I particularly admire Jess's remarkable sense of humor
and her gift for creating a glorious, wickedly amusing poem with just a few words.
She is a tinkerer and a tailor with her writer's pen and a brilliant writer !
LONG POEM--FREE VERSE
The Man is Not an Artist by Robbie
It's such a pleasure to present Robbie with the Quill Award for this exceptional poem
in the "Long Poem" Category. This poem, laced with wit
is both devoid of illusion and richly colored with heady observation.
He is a writer who notices things we do not. What is most remarkable is what
he sees. Even the simple act of passing a couple of acquaintances
in the street becomes an event worth recalling with a wry smile.
Robbie is indeed an artist !
The Truth As I Have Learned It by A.T.B: Quills★1376303
What a joy it is to be able to hand over this much deserved Quill Honorable
Mention to our dear Drew.
His poem, The Truth as I Have Learned It, is as beautiful as any I've read
in a long time. In it, Drew plucks abundance from the grasp of destitution.
I'm reminded, Mary Oliver spoke of a colleague's poetry as "so much more than the humming
examination of self, it is what makes writing a sacred thing."
Drew's poetry is quietly "earsplitting," compassionate, and beautifully composed.
Reading this poem was indeed a sacred experience.
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