Here are the results of the Writer's Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the englyn penfyr along with a Top 10 list. You can check out all the englyn penfyr entries in the comments on this post.
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Here is the winning englyn penfyr:
"I Watch Children After a Storm," by Jane Shlensky
O to feel joy in every day's passage,
a message profound to say,
Look! Here, now—this is the way!
Listen to morning reborn in bird songs,
life's wrongs righted with a word,
our choices clear and unblurred
by expectations. Only light and joy
buoy weary wings for flight,
gather hope that all is right
with the world if we can love storm's thunder,
washed clean under rain, hearts warm.
Despite our fears, rainbows form.
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Congratulations, Jane! I really enjoyed the joy and hope to be found after the passing of a storm.
Here’s my Top 10 list:
- I Watch Children After a Storm, by Jane Shlensky
- Enchantment, by Amy Hadley
- Headlights in Fog, by Taylor Graham
- The Forest of Adair, by Pamela L. King
- Daisy Chains and Fireflies, by Lisa L Stead
- Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, by Shihwe Wang
- Nana's Hand, by Janet Benlien Reeves
- 30 Trips per Hour, by Chuck Rhoades
- Last Straw, by Steven R. Robertson
- Ungainly. Beautiful, too., by gpr crane
Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote an englyn penfyr!