Quill Awards presentations in two poetry categories
|Quill Awards: Stepping up to Present Quill Awards in two Poetry Categories
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. It has also 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.
1st Category: SHORT POEM--Free Verse
Canyons of Light by 🌓 HuntersMoon
It is with great joy that I 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 wonderful 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, she is a brilliant writer !
LONG POEM--FREE VERSE
The Man is Not an Artist by Robbie
It's 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 spots what we often miss.
Robbie treats the simple act of passing a couple of acquaintances
in the street an event worth recalling with a wry smile.
Robbie is indeed an artist !
The Truth As I Have Learned It by A.T.B: It'sWhatWeDo
What a joy it is to be able to hand over this much deserved Honorable
Mention to 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. Poet, 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 a sacred experience.