Tuesday, 30 November 2010

One Shot Wednesday: Poetry Week 22


One Shot Wednesday: Poetry Week 22

Welcome to One Stop Poetry! My name is Adam Dustus, and I'll be your host for our 22nd week of One Shot Wednesday.

While it may come as no surprise that things keep moving rather quickly here at One Stop, I'd like to take this opportunity to make a few announcements...
One Stop Poetry is now calling for submissions. If you wish to post an article, highlight an artist, or use our platform to promote a worthy cause; we'd like to here from you.

The One Stop Bookshop
is up and in its early stages. If you have written a poetry collection, email us at oneshotpoetry@gmail.com Title the email "Bookshop," and if possible, include the ISBN code.

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*Contest Announcement:
Okay, this contest is non-traditional, promises to be fun, and even involves video skits... Our good friend Kseverny (Richard North), the creative one-man force behind the Arts Web Show, would like to read humorous poetry during one of his next episodes (TBA). I told him the One Stop Poetry community may be able to lend him a hand in a way that promises to expose the selected poetry to a large audience. In addition, One Stop will also post what he selects. Think about it.... Could you write a poem that will make us all laugh? If so, email your entry to adamdustus@gmail.com I'll send the poems to K without names attached so he will decide on the readings. Hope you will take part in the fun!

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One Shot Wednesday, here's how it works:

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
I look forward to reading your posts.
Thank you for your participation,
dustus




70 comments:

PattiKen said...

Turkey soup is simmering away, and now I get to read some great poems. I am up here

Adam White - Poet said...

Oh yeah, another One Shot Wednesday :D Thanks for doing this guys. Got about half way through the posts last week. Gonna try to make it all the way this. Reading all your work is a weekly joy. Hope you enjoy my entry.

Steve said...

Thanks, again, for these opportunities.

Claudia said...

hello for another round of one shot wednesday :=)
just back from a birthday party and on my way to bed...see you tomorrow..

Ben Langhinrchs said...

I had requests for another of my weirdly comic poems, so I wrote a villanelle about werewolves. It is paranormally putrid, I assure you.

Lupus Villanelle

Chris G. said...

And so another One Shot Wednesday begins...looking forward to some great poetry tonight!

dustus said...

Welcome Everyone! I'm glad to be back and ready to read some great poetry. Thanks to everyone for participating. Enjoy :)

Aquarius63 said...

Thanks for the One shot, I shall come back in the morning to read and comment on others links, give everyone chance to link up first. Tonsillitis here, so I'm off to my bed, good night all.

Anita.

Fireblossom said...

Hello One Shot poets! I'm eager to see what all of you have written this week!

PS--special wave to my Moon Sista ;-)

Anthony Desmond said...

happy one shot! sorry I've been busy & haven't been able to comment on everyones poems like I want... stay great poets! x

Asobime said...

Thank you, again, for this site....addictive!

Lady Nyo

Pete Marshall said...

Hi Adam...and thanks for hosting this very special One Shot....welcome one and all...enjoy yourselves and have fun...all the best Pete

Old Ollie said...

Here is a fresh one that leapt out of my notebook.

Old Ollie - the tired monk

booguloo said...

Crystalline One is the poem. Sorry about the confusion on my part.

HisFireFly said...

I finally made it in early this week!! Posting on Tuesday instead of late Wednesday!

Maureen said...

Mine is a bit of an experiment, my first attempt to write a ghost story in verse, in couplets limited to three and one word each. It's long but moves fast.

Thank you for hosting!

Monkey Man said...

Stone Man is my contribution to One Stop.

ForLoveAndEvil said...

Hi all,
Another OSW :-) My addition this week is a little more upbeat and positive than my normal work. Hope you all enjoy! Have a wonderful, wonderful day!

Danny.

repressedsoul said...

I'd penned a lovely snowy poem...then I did a huge U turn and tried to make you smile ;) Nice to see you all again, but I'm going to say goodnight and try more comments in the morning!

Thanks for the opportunity guys!

Shan
@Awdures

shewriting said...

did you hear that, Bubba??? a funny poem contest! - get writin' :)

happy one shot, everyone!

Rachel Hoyt said...

This week I've linked you to a poem called "Wanted: Seeing Eye Birds". I hope you'll find it to be a fun rhyming sequence of words. :o)

Seeing Eye Birds

Michele Brenton aka Banana said...

This seemed particularly pertinent as it is about one shot. Hope it raises a smile :)

moondustwriter said...

I was playing cards

Thanks to all who come here to share their poetry. Please enjoy. We never want you to feel pressured.Please - enjoy a few poems or many- we want to encourage you as a writer.

Victoria-liv2write2day said...

Last week, in the throes of preparing for Thanksgiving, I forgot about One Shot. Could have cried when I remembered and it was too late. Looking forward to reading as many as I can.

bodhirose said...

My first visit here--thanks for the opportunity to share and read others' work.

gospelwriter said...

Woohoo! Thought I was early and look at all the folks ahead of me. Reading time now...

Susannah said...

Glad to be in again this week, look forward to some good reading. :-)

Kavita said...

Hullo All..
Tuesday evenings are something I really look forward to these days, thanks to One Shot!!! :)
Posted mine, and now I am sooo keen on reading the other poems here! Off I go!!! :)
Have a great week, y'all...

Brian Miller said...

wow. welcome to oneshot every one! i come in 3 hours late and i am almost out of the first century...

Gigi Ann said...

I'm looking forward to reading a lot of poetry this evening.

Myrna R. said...

I wrote it early, but got on the linky late. Sometimes that's my life.

Glad to be here though.

Kenia Cris said...

happy one shot everybody! I'm starting why I call a 'housing' series of metaphorical poems I bet nobody will understand! =/ Still I hope people can appreciate it in the overall..

Cheers!

drybottomgirl said...

Temps are dropping, and I hope you are all warm and cozy, off to read some poems....

carlo said...

Try to fit in. Requirement to comment escaped me, but this place looks exciting sure. Will read some many as possible. Thank you for doing this thing.
C

dustus said...

Hi Everyone. A great evening of poetry! And already I've received a bunch of emails containing humorous poems. Thanks for taking part in the contest. It's in good fun with the Arts Web Show.

Mama Abby said...

I'll try for funny later...contemplative tonight...Advent, you know...

╬ ρέгςϊς ♪ said...

i am excited. period. lol :P thanks for this one shot wednesday, it made me feel it's christmas vacation already...like it's friday! :D

haisley said...

Hi There!!!More power to one shot poetry

giovannicucullo said...

I've got some reading to catch up on and I look forward to it!

╬ ρέгςϊς ♪ said...

thanksalooooooot~ :D

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Just linked in! Let the reading begin.

Cheers!

G.K. Asante said...

Many thanks for the opportunity, again...

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,guys!Happy one shot ,everyone!

Jerry said...

Sleep is next and then Wednesday morning whence comes coffee and shots of poetry.

jen revved said...

thanks for this get together-- i really enjoy it! xjenne'

me_duress said...

I am the 100th entry!! :)

moondustwriter said...

We can never thank you enough for your support of One Stop

all of you are fantastic people

budh.aaah said...

Skeptical at first whether tp participate or not, now I have started looking forward to one shot :) so much so that the comp was down today and I was stressing ovr not being able to be here

Arron Palmer said...

A seasonally-appropriate poem up, looking forward to getting round some more great poetry. I do love Wednesdays!

ajhayes said...

Looking forward to reading some great poems.

Sayandeep Kundu said...

Hello friends, I have submitted my poem here..Cheers!
Love and regards~ Sayandeep

Dick Jones said...

Many thanks once again for this useful and well-organised forum! I'm on the (already long) list.

Reflections said...

The 2nd of my posts is a bit on the dark side. Hopefully it will, in some way, offer hope for someone held in the darkness.

Melissa Campbell said...

It's a great day to watch the snow fall and read poetry. I wrote this over the weekend in honor of my dad. Blessings all.

Eric Alder said...

Man! #119 already? I've gotta start checking these on Tuesday night (like everybody else!)

The Exception said...

It is hard to believe that December has arrived – so I offer a list poem that is also a little riddle this month… Can you guess Which city the poem is about?

Happy December!
-Words Whispered

Laura said...

This is my first time participating in One Shot Wednesday! I've always enjoyed reading the contributions, so thought I might give it a try. Thanks for creating this space.

izzy said...

Didn't think writing would happen today, too many things to browse and chew on...

Sandra Heska King said...

Grateful for the opportunity to join in again this week.

senderupwords said...

OK - So, November is over (took the NaNoWriMo challenge and wrote not one but two novels) which means I am back making the rounds. My apologies to everyone for not being as active but I hope you understand. I spent four hours this morning reading everything posted thus far.

As usual, as I say time and again, One Stop is simply one of the best collections of writers anywhere on the Net and I feel humbled and honoured to submit.

Great work everyone. Happy December.

Love and Light, Sender

Yola said...

Thank you for doing this everyone : )

Caty said...

Looking forward to reading some great stuff later this evening! I bet Wednesday is sure glad you picked it to be One Shot day! At least the middle of the week has something to offer now :)

kkrige said...

Holy shamoooley, look at that list! well, I have put in a silly little ditty over at as Christmas is in the air at my house with the first of December bringing the first flakes of winter.

Phoenix-Karenee said...

I couldn't decide which poem to put in this week... Heh. Oh, if anyone checks these comments, is there a smaller image somewhere that I could use in my site-links? Something that would fit in my side-bar ...

Alegria Imperial said...

Another One Shot Wednesday! It's turning into a compulsion for me like I'm beginning to live for poetry! Thank you all for feeling the same obviously or we wouldn't have these 'feasts' for the spirit!

I hope I can post on a blogger next time to allow me some ease to make comments on the wonderful poetry of everyone.

G.K. Asante said...

Truly interesting pieces up today.

nance marie said...

just getting started. and look at all these links! how cool is this?!!!

azfree said...

Excited to join the community & check out some poetry!

dustus said...

Welcome to all first-timers linking up this week. Thanks for checking us out and participating. Also, we're always trying to improve this site. So feel free to email us suggestions anytime. (Or DM via twitter, might get a quicker response that way).
cheers

azfree said...

Hi! I noticed the link to my entry "Drowning in Impatience" was removed/never showed up on the list of poems after I added it. Any idea why this would happen? I definitely want to participate again in the future, but I want to do it right next time!
http://azfree.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/impatience/