NancyatPoet's - 2006-09-11 7:19 AM Hi, all. I'm here and ready to take your questions regarding poetry. Thanks, Maria, for inviting me. And I just wanted to acknowledge the fifith anniversary of 9/11. With thoughts and memories of those who perished...
Thanks for the thoughts on 9/11. I still remember the day it happened. I was in the Air Force and worked in the intelligence field at the time. Someone in the hall at work stopped me and said, "Hey, a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center." I laughed and thought perhaps some stupid guy in a Cessna had wandered into NYC and flown through fog into the WTC. I walked into my office and looked at the TV we used to track breaking news and my eyes began to water.
Sorry, I don't mean to hijack you thread. I'm not even really a poet; I write novels. But, 9/11 is still with me in a physical,emotional, mental, and spiritual way. I think it is with more of us more deeply than we think.
Glad you're here, Nancy.
I've always been curious how one judges a poetry competition. It seems so much more subjective than other forms of writing.
But perhaps that's because some of my best poetry includes things like:
Violets are red
Roses are Blue
I hate gum
Stuck on my shoe
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