Tuesday, 23 November 2010

One Shot Wednesday: Poetry Week 21


One Shot Wednesday: Poetry Week 21

Hi and, once again, welcome to another One Shot Wednesday. Each week I am amazed at how popular this is becoming but as a platform to promote your work it sure is a great place to start!

This week also marks the Thanksgiving holidays in the US. Coming from the UK this is not something that I am to familiar with but that still doesn't stop me wishing my fellow American poets a happy Thanksgiving. No doubt there will be a few poems following this theme and I look forward to being educated accordingly.

Leslie, Brian, Adam & Chris will also be feasting heavy on turkey whilst, jealously, I still have to wait another 5 weeks or so for mine. Curiously, there is nothing better to go with turkey than brussel sprouts, just wondered if you enjoyed these also over the pond?

I believe that you spend a four day break, feasting, enjoying family and generally having a great time? If you are stuck for ways to enjoy yourselves may I recommend the challenge I set last Saturday, The Riddle of the Fish?

Its been a busy week at One Stop and a new feature that we have introduced is the One Stop Bookshop. At the moment it is in its early stages, showing just a gallery of publications by featured artists. If you have written a poetry collection or can recommend a good poetry publication please email me at oneshotpoetry@gmail.com, marked Bookshop and, if possible, include the ISBN code and I will look at these accordingly.

Dont forget we are also open to submissions & our new forum, After Hours.

Okay, as you may have gathered, my name is Pete and I am your host tonight. For those of you new to One Shot here are the rules;

1) post a poem to your blog
2) link your poem to One Shot using Mr Linky, where you will be prompted to enter your name and the URL for your poem. The URL is the web address for your poem
3)Visit other One Shot Poets, as many as you wish. Tell them how you feel when you are reading, encourage and interact with them. If you wish to critique remember to be positive and constructive, negative criticism does not help anyone.
4)Tell others about One Shot Wednesday by including a link to this page on your post

Lastly, One Shot is your platform, so enjoy yourselves.....Happy One Shot......Pete

78 comments:

Steve said...

Thanks for this. :)

Brian Miller said...

welcome to one shot everyone!

repressedsoul said...

Manic day! About to turn in early, and I can't wait to read your posts. Have a restful evening!

Shan
@awdures

signed...bkm said...

Everyone have a Great Holiday...bkm

Anthony Desmond said...

happy one shot everybody!

Asobime said...

Thank you, thank you folks....a high spot in my week!

I am really loving the poetry I find here...it's a poetical education without the droning professors.

Lady Nyo

Claudia said...

glad to be here for another round of poetry party...the only thing which is a bit unfair..it's already 11pm over here when the party starts...and i have to go to bed...so..see you in the morning - and have fun :=)

Adam White - Poet said...

On behalf of myself, Tara Glickman and Stel Tsolakides I say thankyou for hosting another brilliant one shot! Can't wait to see what this week has to offer :D

Aquarius63 said...

Thank you...... :0]

Anita.

Alec (stryka66) said...

Hi everyone - have a great One Shot...

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

hi and welcome all to another One Shot Wednesday....and thanks for taking the time to make this the platform that it has become...cheers have fun and as its late in the UK i will be turning in shortly and will catch up with you all in the morning...Pete

Susannah said...

My second time here, I'm looking forward to reading some poetry. :-)

mel said...

trying to keep pace...;)

happy thanksgiving to my American friends...

:)

Carrie Burtt said...

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday! :-)

Malcolm Miller said...

I want to submit my poem 'The Professor'. To find it on my blog, texts4all.wordpress.com, you have to put the title you want in the 'Search' box and click. Is this the correct procedure. or am I just being dumb?

Phoenix-Karenee said...

Looking forward to reading through the list this week!

PattiKen said...

I am up here.

My poem is short, quick to read. Please, use the time you save to watch the 2:45 min. video. It is so well done, and on an important topic.

Thanks for hosting, One Stop.

drybottomgirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The Exception said...

Sometimes the greatest challenge is finding words to describe myself - Words Whispered.
Thanks for hosting and... Happy Thanksgiving

moondustwriter said...

Thanks to each of you for your weekly participation. Always great poetry on both sides of the pond.

Hmm brussel sprouts and Turkey. I've always thought there was an acquired taste to those little round things.
To those celebrating - enjoy time with family and friends.

Maureen said...

Thanks to One Stop for hosting so many poets.

Wishing everyone a splendid Thanksgiving.

Old Ollie said...

Happy Thanksgiving - blessings from Old Ollie the Tired Monk.

Caty said...

looking forward to reading...I wish there was more time in the day!

shewriting said...

Gobble! Gobble!

Gigi Ann said...

Thanks for hosting One Shot Poetry, I always enjoy reading the poems, and I am slowly learning a little bit about poetry.

Lynne H. said...

Well this is my first venture here and am looking forward to reading the others words..here is my scribble :
http://juluca27.blogspot.com/

Lynne H. said...

Oh..and thank you for this:-)

Gwen Dubeau said...

Hello everyone, thank you for running such a fun and caring blog.
Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating.
Have a wonderful week!

Lynne H. said...
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abthomas said...

Thanks to One Stop for giving me the opportunity to read others as well as post my scrawls for others to take a gander over

L.L. Barkat said...

Thanks for the One Shot opportunity. I did my accidentally backwards. Sighs. :)

Ranee Dillon said...

What fun! I really missed doing this last week. Glad I had the chance to post. I read a couple of poems early....and Wow! Can't wait to read the other poems posted. Thank you so much for providing such a great service.

me_duress said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)

G.K. Asante said...

A good holiday to all. Thanks for the opportunity, as always...

Anonymous said...

my, my, my... this is a good start for me! haha... thanks a lot! :D i just love poetry....i just make one w/o any care if anyone will like it!:D but i'm hoping you could help me by cheking out my poems and leave your comments? thanks :))

╬ ρέгςϊς ♪ said...

my, my, my... this is a good start for me! haha... thanks a lot! :D i just love poetry....i just make one w/o any care if anyone will like it!:D but i'm hoping you could help me by cheking out my poems and leave your comments? thanks :))

Cor said...

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to thank first and foremost the hosts and One Stop Poetry for such a wonderful platform. Thank you Peter,Adam, Brian, Leslie, Chris and Claudia for all of your hardwork, dedication and support. Thank you to all the amazing poets that I have been able to meet. You all are a great inspiration. Um Peter I do have to agree with Leslie on the Brussel sprouts. I do believe they are an aquired taste. It is getting late and I have to be up early. Expecting my workplace to be insanely busy as much as a grocery store can get. Happy Holidays to everyone!

gospelwriter said...

What a crazy day, but here I am at last with time to post... and hey, Happy Thanksgiving!

Mona said...

great gathering here :)

PattiKen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate.

And Pete? I am one of the five people on this side of the pond who actually like Brussels sprouts.

kavisionz said...

Woohoo!! Looks like I have lotsa poems to feast over, this week as well!! :) Awesome!
Just linked in my One Shot too...

Happy Reading, and a VERY Happy Week ahead!!

~Kavita

shawnbird.com said...

I'm looking forward to participating in my first One Shot Wednesday!

Pete- I'm in Canada and our Thanksgiving is in October, but we definitely enjoy brussel sprouts with our turkey here! So yummy when dripping with turkey gravy! ;-)

Here's my contribution:
http://shawnbird.com/2010/11/24/trus/

Beachanny said...

I'm reading when I can. Busy days everyone. Hope your holiday is fabulous. Stay safe. Gay

nance marie said...

thanks pete!

Josepf J Haslam said...

Thought I was done, breathing, but then realized I wasn't -- so a second shot.... http://josepf.co/gt4hnr

wanderer and vagabond said...

hi people out there...I just shared a poem I had written from a pic..that vagabond took, while he smoked a cigarette...hoping to see you all dropping in...

Dick Jones said...

Thanks for the opportunity once again.

This poem is part of a longer post. Those seeking verse only (or keeping an eye on the clock!) might want to vault over the contextualising prose. That having been said, feedback on the entire piece would be most welcome!

budh.aaah said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We all have something to be thankful for after all :)

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

hi all...just to let you know I have amended Malcolm Millers link so you can go straight to his poem...

some great links been posted so far and i am enjoying the reads...with America on holiday over the next four days OSW might seem quieter than usual ..enjoy your holidays...pete

awitchtrying said...

Just posted a new poem. I keep meaning to post earlier...

Jerry said...

Well well ....here we go....I pray for time to take all these in...

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Thanks for the rally--I'm really looking forward to taking all these poems in. Cheers,
Heather

June_Butterfly said...

HI!!Am excited to be here,again.Wasn't sure I would be able to write something on time but am glad was able to.Am up to my neck with work today but will try to read as much poem as I can tomorrow.

Though we don't spend Thanksgiving on my side,HAPPY THANKSGIVING,EVERYONE!

jastblake said...

This is such a great place to spot great talented writers. Here's to continuous 'O.S.W'. & Happy Thanks Giving to those of you in the USA. Take Care. ;0)

Kenia Cris said...

I had problems with my ISP, showing up just now. Happy One shot Wednesday everybody!!! =D

ninotaziz said...

Taking a break, but will continue to read and comment. Enjoy yourselves!

Shaista said...

A thanksgiving poem from me :) Happy day to everyone!

itslovelyannie.com said...

Thank you for allowing me to share!

mattdegasperi said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

hedgewitch said...

Quite the crowd this week! This is a great community, and thanks for all the work everyone here does to promote poetry and support writers. A Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.

Alegria Imperial said...

Yet another Wednesday! The day itself is a prompt for me now. Poetry just has to burst into being. Thanks for this blog! Thanks for all and to all the poets here!

jen revved said...

worked hard to post for this and no hits. What gives? I am a fellow of the National endowment for the arts...i don't have to participate in this

dustus said...

@ jen revved... You're right. Participation, while encouraged, is always an individual option... which may seem best built upon mutual respect. Thank you for sharing your work. Congratulations on your fellowship.

Brock S. Henning said...

Happy One Shot everyone. Can't wait to visit the poetry buffet this week. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S., have a happy one!

kkrige said...

Hello Wednesday! Happy Oneshot to all!

Tina said...

Blessed to have found this growing community! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Gerry Snape said...

Well I've put my "Poem for Thursday" up early so that I can get into one shot Wednesday. Lets hope that once again my amazing techie skills serve me well...not usually noted for that.

Everyday Goddess said...

Thanks for leaving the light on! I'm finally here!

HisFireFly said...

Late again, but here! Last 8 days of NaNoWriMo - then perhaps a bit more sanity.

Cor said...

@Jen Revved I'm sorry I am late commenting on blogs. It is difficult with the Holiday to keep up with working at a grocery store 40 hours this week and all of the talented writers. I will be sure to comment on them as I gather some more time. For me the best time for commenting seems to be Friday as it is usually my day off. What is your poem posted as name wise? I'll be sure that it will be one of the first I look at.

Malcolm Miller said...

A good day again at One Shot, and lots of exciting stuff. I have added more information to my poem 'The Professor' for those who found it interesting. Check the blog!

moondustwriter said...

With so many people getting ready for Thanksgiving (in the US,) we are so pleased to see great poetry to read this week.

I'm going to sit down to an early feast in an hour or two. Will be back with pie and tea later

Love from the Moon

moondustwriter said...

P.S. Please to all our favorite poets - ALL of YOU - we know that people have lives and schedules

One comment goes a long way to boost the spirits of a fellow poet. If your time is limited, please comment on the poet before you.

Appreciate the love

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

i am having a wonderful time...i have just finished reading my 100th poem today and what quality i have come across...ok i am now turning in..its late in the uk...thanks for all the great one shots and i will continue tomorrow...and for all you americans...enjoy your festivities...cheers pete

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

thank you all for another fabulous week at One Shot Wednesday...enjoy your week ahead..keep writing and we welcome you again next time...all the best Pete

Fireblossom said...

Oh man! I am four hours late to the party. Well, poo. See you all next time, I guess!

Shashi said...

This weeks reading was as usual very interesting and great.. there is so much of talent out there.. always refreshing to read them... Its kind of becoming addictive now for my weekends to sit with the verses from One Shot Wednesday...
I enjoyed it all... Thanks for sharing friends and peers... all of you are very talented and inspire me ...
Om Namah Shivaya
Shashi

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

thanks sashi for your continued support...have a great week...pete