Tuesday, 16 November 2010

One Shot Wednesday - Week 20


One Shot Wednesday - Week 20

Hi and welcome! My name is Pete Marshall and I am your host tonight. Quite a few things have been going on at One Stop Poetry this week and I have quite a few things to update you on. Firstly we have opened a forum, One Stop Poetry..After Hours. This forum is for you so please use it. Tonight is its official launch so presently there are no discussions but if you would like to start any please visit After Hours and familiarize yourself with how the site works.

This weeks One Shoot Sunday was a special feature on the plight of Homelessness. This has received such a great response that we have decided to keep this open until next Sunday and encourage all of you to write or share something with us about this hard hitting subject.

Next I would like to announce that One Stop Poetry is now open to submissions. Spotlighting poets on One Stop is a great honor and something that we take great pleasure in and will continue to do so, but we also realize that sometimes we might miss something that is worth publishing in its own right. Sometimes you might discover something or write something that is worthy of promoting and we at One Stop would like to hear about this. If you feel you have something to contribute, whether this is art, photography, poetry, fiction and so forth please contact us at oneshotpoetry@gmail.com for our consideration.

On a last note, when we set up One Shot Wednesday, the term One Shot referred to just that. We had no rules nor expectations, commenting was your choice, you could comment on as many or as little as you wished, what we wanted was for poets to have a platform and to be able to share their work. Sometimes having a blog can be a lonely world...One Shot gives you that platform to be noticed and introduce your poetry to the world. Please do not feel that commenting has to be a challenge...a word that I misused myself last week. When we write poetry we do so for the love of the craft and when we chose to comment we do so because we want to. I love reading others poetry and will try and read as many as I can. I wont do it all in one day..I will take my time. At times it is not possible to read everyone's but it will still not stop me from loving poetry and promoting poets through One Stop. We have a great team here and wonderful support from all our readers. One Stop & One Shot, in particular, is growing lets enjoys its growth and embrace this platform together.

Okay enough of me! If you are new to One Shot 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

Lastly One Shot Wednesday is my favorite time of the week, I love writing a new, exclusive poem, each week and enjoy the poetry that is shared....Happy One Shot....Pete



85 comments:

poemblaze said...

Thanks for hosting One Shot Wednesday.

Steve said...

On with the comment derby. :)

Kodjo Deynoo said...

You guys are doing a great job here, thanks for the platform

Claudia said...

another round of one shot wednesday...
meeting poets time...
visiting friends time...
sipping poetry time...
party time..
yey!

moondustwriter said...

Welcome everyone to another week of One Shot Poetry

Looking forward to some great reading. Thanks Pete for the hosting

I got some good news just found out who will be published in Spark Bright Magazine from our Fall competition.
Not telling just yet though - I kinda like secrets (grin)

Please feel welcome to our site if you are new. the pressure is never to read through all the posts. Savor and enjoy each piece - wish I could offer you some coffee or tea

Smiles to all from the Moon

shewriting said...

thanks pete. Looking forward to checking out the forum this week.

Brian Miller said...

welcome to one shot everyone!

Anthony Desmond said...

here!!

Adam White - Poet said...

Get in! One Shot Wednesday is go. Gonna try and read and comment on every poem this week over the next few days, tweeting the best as I go. Good times!

L.L. Barkat said...

What if they gave you only 125 words? I thought about that today.

Belinda said...

Thank you for hosting One Shot Wednesday. You guys are an awesome team. Is there anything we can do for you?

hedgewitch said...

Forums are a great addition to an already fine community and site. Thanks for another One Shot, and for what you all do here to encourage others to read, write and experience.

Old Ollie said...

Here is one of many poems by the Tired Monk. Thanks Friends.

Asobime said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

My weekly fix.

I thrill to the poems I find here....and wish I had written many of them....

Lady Nyo

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Thanks for hosting this. I put up a bit more serious one this week. Just a warning for those who look to me for comic verse and frivolities.

Eric Alder said...

Mine's not blatantly obvious.

I'll be making my rounds tomorrow.

Monkey Man said...

Reading all is a daunting task. Commenting without repitition is even more difficult. How many ways can you say "That was great." A very creative bunch here.

ForLoveAndEvil said...

Something a little newer from me this week :-) I've been a little unproductive as of late with some big thongs happening. Hopefully get back to finishing my first book soon. Hope you enjoy!

Maureen said...

Thank you for all the updates, Pete, and for hosting this week's One Shot.

My poem is titled "We Go Deep".

I included on my blog today news of a forthcoming anthology, sales of which will benefit residents of the Gulf Coast. I'm pleased to say one of my poems was selected for inclusion. I will update when we get the date of release.

Carrie Burtt said...

Hi everyone...happy one shot....:-)

Lili said...

my 2nd time doing this :) the poem i linked i posted to my blog last month but wana know what yall think of it ;) ...cant wait to drink in yalls words too!

Pete Marshall said...

wow they are a rolling in...and having opened this weeks festivities I am now snuffing the candle and turning to my bed...night all and happy one shot...pete

repressedsoul said...

Great job gyus. I can only offer my thanks

Gigi Ann said...

Thanks to all you who are involved in making the One Stop Poetry so encouraging each week.

I really think I need to say I'm sorry for my whimsical poem today, but, I was in a Dr. Seuss frame of mind this morning. So when you visit put on the big red and white hat and enjoy.

gospelwriter said...

Hi Pete & everyone. Just posted a new poem I wrote in response to prompts - but One Shot is the only platform it's linked to at present. You guys are special - thanks for being here!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Thank you for being such a welcoming place for my little online freakshow.

I'm truly jazzed.

g-man said...

You Guys Rock...!!!

Melinda Owens said...

Thanks for the outlet and the encouragement...this is awesome.

Titanium said...

It's always a pleasure to make the rounds and find new favorites everywhere I look.

Thanks for hosting One Shot, all.

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,everyone!Looking forward to great reading ,again.With personal stuffs and work hanging on my head I am kinda slow in my reading.

Thanks,Pete!Happy one shot,everyone!

Kenia Cris said...

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! Hoping to meet new poet friends tonight!

My poem is on the blog since early morning. =P

If you're planning to visit me, remember the English version is right below the Portuguese one. All you have to do is scroll down.

=*

Teresa said...

You guys do such an awesome job hosting One Shot Wednesday. It is one of my favorite links to visit all the others because of the great quality writers you've drawn.

Adam White - Poet said...

Only 12 poems in and enjoying myself immensely :D

Victoria said...

Great turnout already. The poem I posted was featured on Poetry Potluck.
Victoria

Shashi said...

Look forward to it again.. Posted from my notes written in Mumbai and some free form haiku's ... hope all enjoy it. I look forward to reading some cool ones this time too...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

Gwen Dubeau said...

Another Wednesday has arrived. I am honored to be part of such an amazing and talented group of artists! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and writes something fantastic. I have sent in my lastest poetry/photography post. Hope it is enjoyed. :)

PattiKen said...

I'm in here.

I'll be back tomorrow to make the rounds.

moondustwriter said...

I am never disappointed by the talent and freshness in the words penned and shared.

Thanks all for sharing with us and welcome to those yet to come.

This Moon's light is going out

Reflections said...

I hope everyone enjoys this one...

I also wanted to share what a great venue I think this is at One Stop Poetry and that I am extremely grateful to be able to share and visit with the caliber of poets who post here. Thank you One Stop and thank you to all the poets who participate.

amritaghosh said...

hey, am back after a hiatus, and this is my second one shot...thanks for hosting this platform!

budh.aaah said...

Not so happy with what I wrote today but still took a shot at it :)

Mari Nichols-Haining said...

This is my second time participating too. I almost skipped it because I was at the hospital all day, busy waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. Then I realized the words "busy" and "waiting" pretty much cancel each other out.

So I wrote while she labored.

Thanks for hosting this!

P.S. And despite the subject of my poem: Welcome to this incredible world, baby Alexander!

Arron Palmer said...

I luuurrrrve One Shot Wednesday, the quality gets better every week! Each week, I aim to get around to reading and commenting 25% more than the previous week. On the topic of reads/comments, can I just thank everyone who has done so on my work in recent weeks, it is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

Pete Marshall said...

morning all and welcome....on reading the comments...congratulations to the birth of baby Alexander....hope you are all enjoying yourselves and i look forward to reading some great poetry...happy one shot everyone...cheers pete

Mari Nichols-Haining said...

Thanks for the congrats.

I stopped back here to apologize for adding my name to the list twice. I used the 'back' button, which caused a double post. Please delete one of me.

Aquarius63 said...

Thank you. :0)

Anita.

Nessa said...

You have a lovely place here.

River said...

Thanks for hosting. I am very grateful that One Stop exists and love to hear your growing and expanding. :) I believe it was Monkey Man ..I am right with him on the commenting. I take my time and read at a fair speed for all the others. I do admit I stay away from constructive criticism for not knowing how it would be taken by the writer. So there is a lot of creative ways and also simple. Thank you again. Early morning babble.

Jerry said...

here we poe again.

CM said...

It's been forever, but I finally linked up again this week! :-)

drybottomgirl said...

Can't wait to read the many awesome inspiring writings that dwell here.....

Heather Grace Stewart said...

I've linked a poem from my collection 'Leap', entitled, "Progress."

Pete, it's most excellent to 'meet' you, even if you are a Blogger and I'm a Wordpresser (tell me you at least use a Mac?) ;) kidding.

I'm going to put a link to One Stop on my site. Cheers!

abthomas said...

Howdy, read ya on the "Meet the Poet Wednesday" and with the number of times One Shot Poetry I figured that was perhaps a hint to check it out!

mattdegasperi said...

I would post a permanent link to this post on the side of your blog using the html/java gadget. How did you create this gadget?

joanne said...

wow, thank you so much for hosting this amazing site. having clicked through here i've made myself a little dizzy with all the frantic clicking through to others...like i'm attempting to devour all the poems in one giant gulp, afraid i'm dreaming and when i wake up it will all be gone. so, i'm going to slow down and get a cup of tea, put on my bathrobe and settle in for a long soak in the comforting arms of others who spin words into magic.

Pete Marshall said...

hi mate...if you email me on marshallp98@yahoo.co.uk i will send you the code you need for blogger...if you see my site it will be the same as the logo i carry top right hand...cheers pete

Ramesh Sood said...

Thanks for this beautiful platform where we all meet happily..

Suz said...

I was unable to link this week...something about url #39 needed...I'm old

Pete Marshall said...

no problems suz...i entered it for you...cheers pete

The Exception said...

This time I shared one of my daughter's poems too - What a wonderful group this is! Thank you for everything!!

Brock S. Henning said...

I'm glad to be a part of my first One Shot Wednesday this week, and I can't wait to visit all of the other poets' websites.

Thanks for providing a place to blend to our poetry.

Eric Alder said...

bkm's One Shot was quite nice, but there seemed no way to say so there. (Commenting disabled?)

chinmay28 said...

here is mine:
http://chinmay28.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/never-lose-yourself/

Chris G. said...

So many great poets as always - thank you everyone for participating!

Kavita said...

Hi Pete and co. :)
You guys totally rock!!
OMG.. am I too late in linking in?? But then again, it's never too late at OSW, isn't it?! ;-)

A very happy Wednesday to all!!!!

Pete Marshall said...

hi all and welcome...looks like a great oneshot again....i have just come from the pub so having supped on a couple of pints i am looking forward to reading more great poetry...happy one shot to old and new friends alike...pete

Claudia said...

ha - nice pete - i haven't been in the pub but have a nice glass of red wine next to me and i'm wrapped very comfortably in a poetry blanket...reading...reading...sipping...enjoying...nice
great place to be!

Alegria Imperial said...

How else to say "Thank you all!" Am I lucky I joined in. Now writing for me is less hermit-like. Only on my second week but I finally feel like I'm a poet among a great bunch of poets who read each other's poems.

HisFireFly said...

Late, but running on His schedule not mine! That's what my One Shot is about today.

Kerry O'Connor said...

If you feel like taking a walk with me, please join me over at Skylover.

S. Sharp said...

Good to be here again for another week.


Can't waite to take a round and read for everyone ;)

Eric Alder said...

I want to give a shout out to cognito.blak, a fellow Michigander who's gritty poetic voice always tells a gripping tale.

His link showed up way down on the list this week, but I highly recommend that everybody go check him out!

ahaikueachday said...

Thanks again for this fun meme! Mine's up :)

Melissa Campbell said...

Better late than never. Thanks for hosting Pete!

itslovelyannie.com said...

Here is my One Shot!

a little late in the game today

peace,
annie

Pete Marshall said...

hi all...as my evening draws to a near i would like to say thankyou for another wonderful oneshot..i will hand you over to my friends on the other side of the pond...and look forward to another great week of poetry...cheers pete

moondustwriter said...

Pete i always laugh at what people in UK call a pond. We call it an ocean. Out of curiosity what do you guys cal a lake? A puddle?

will try to keep things rolling. I was so excited to hear about the baby. We need a special poem for baby Alexander

Rachel Hoyt said...

It's my first week here at One Stop. I look forward to reading your work... poetry forums rock!

Gadgetaholic on Rhyme Me a Smile

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Okay, I just put your whole RSS feed in my sidebar. Loving this platform--thanks so much for hosting it. I'm surrounded by talent!

kkrige said...

going to see if I can peruse a few more poems. I scraped one up for anyone to peek at too.

Josepf J Haslam said...

Heads hung low miss God
tonight is special, look, Look!
Moon struck clouds dancing

Inspired by the Moon to moon on Unknown Waiting. A Haiku mini series...

Thank you Twitter poets for inclusion, acceptance, and the gift of reading your verse.

Caty said...

Thanks for hosting another week of One Shot :) Cant' wait to find time to read some!

Josepf J Haslam said...

ok, did a Double shot Wednesday...

:-) broke out of Haiku and did a free verse... think it is truer to what I wanted to say? Please let me know which you like better....

moondustwriter said...

I'm enjoying each of you. I'm always amazed when someone comments that their poem is "so so"
I'm not seeing the "so so"

I'm signing us off officially as I opened up our feature for Thurday. As long as the link is up feel free to post

Another round of great writing folks
thanks everyone!!!

Strummed words said...

Is it December already? One Shot