No present submissions invited.

Past Request (2015)

Circles of Light

If you have written a poem on  the theme of ‘light’ please let me know about it.

I can’t guarantee I will share it but for 2015 the poetry blog is focusing on this.

If you have an interesting story to go with the creation of your poem that would be cool.

For poems I especially like, I’ll write something about the poet and share their links.

You can share the link  of your poem here for me to see it on your blog.

Or you can email me at gumbootspearlz@gmail.com

Please put the poem into the email and not in an attachment.

 

 

 

Past request ( please note no longer current.)

Ripple a small wave that can change everything is the theme for the first celebration of National Poetry Week in the Cardwell Shire.

The Ripple theme does not mean you have to use the word ripple in your poem.  You may write about a physical ripple, a memory ripple, a rippling idea or action that has changed the way we think, or act.  The idea is that from “little things big things grow” a ripple to a wave, a seed to a tree, a small act like making a paper crane to a peace memorial. Be as creative as you wish.

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The Ripple project is primarily aimed at local residents of the Cardwell Shire (Mission Beach, Tully, Kennedy, Murray Upper, Feluga and Cardwell) however, International and out of area submissions are welcome.  Backpackers are also welcome to submit work.  Yes! you do need a photograph if  you are a poet and if photographer you need a poem. The photograph can accompany or provide a visual background to the poem.  The photography may be altered in anyway required to suit the poetic work (ie watermarked) but text should be clearly visible. 

Collaborative works may be submitted but all authors should be attributed in the submission form. Submissions will not be returned unless sufficient postage is provided so ensure you keep a copy of your work.  Entry should not be framed.  You may pick up your work from CRACA if you wish or may wish to give CRACA permission to keep it.  Giving permission for us to keep it does not guarantee it will be permanently kept. 

The poetry wall locations will form a poetry trail which includes CRACA gallery, local Tully library and a website.  If your local group is also displaying a poetry wall during poetry week please let us know and we will include it in the trail.  Some groups submitting to this project will have participated in workshops to engage them with the project.  A submission form must be included with all potential contributions to the wall.  Financial Assistance for this project has been provided by QLD govt  through Arts Queensland by Cardwell shire Council, RADF. This project is sponsored by CRACA (Cassowary Regional Arts Association incorporated).

This is NOT a competition but is a celebration of poetry!

One thought on “Submissions Invited – Year of Light

  1. If one takes notice, then another, then another…we have our rippling effect….smile….Lance:)

    Title: TOMORROW’S DESTINY?
    Category: Nature/Creation
    Poem Text:
    Copyright © 06/12/2007 lance

    Ya tell me the skies are now bleedn’
    Ya tell me the river’s run dry,
    Ya tell me the snow caps now cry ‘pon this earth
    No longer they rest upon high.
    Ya tell me the ocean’s exhausted
    We pillage her treasures below
    We plunder the bounty embraced by her soul
    And leave it to others to sow.

    Where will we find our tomorrow
    Where will we find a new dawn,
    Where will our dreams, drift too each night
    When all of the stars are now gone?
    Again will we sit in the moonlight
    And whisper of love evermore,
    Or are our tomorrows just destined to be;
    Driftwood, washed ‘pon the shore?

    Ya tell me the forrests are dien’
    Ya tell me the eagle has flown,
    Ya tell me the creatures conceived in her womb
    Their ashes, to the winds have now blown.
    Ya tell me the heavens are fallin’
    The hard rain is burnin’ my mind,
    Will our tomorrows be promised with dreams;
    Or littered with the bones of mankind?

    Where will we find our tomorrow
    Where will we find a new dawn,
    Where will our dreams, drift too each night
    When all of the stars are now gone?
    Again will we sit in the moonlight
    And whisper of love evermore,
    Or are our tomorrows just destined to be;
    Driftwood, washed ‘pon the shore?

    Ya tell me the children are cryn’
    Ya tell me they hide in the night,
    Ya tell me they turn from the smile of the clown
    Disguising his secret delight.
    Ya tell me we keep on denyn’
    Sip latte, puke trite platitudes,
    If we wait for another, to turn on the light;
    Our tomorrows, I’m afraid are all screwed.

    Where will we find our tomorrow
    Where will we find a new dawn,
    Where will our dreams, drift too each night
    When all of the stars are now gone?
    Again will we sit in the moonlight
    And whisper of love evermore,
    Or are our tomorrows just destined to be;
    Driftwood, washed ‘pon the shore?

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