Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One Shot Wednesday - Week 23



Welcome back  to  another One Shot Wednesday. I'm Moondustwriter (aka Leslie Moon) hosting this round of poetry. We want each of you to feel welcome at One Stop Poetry.  If you have been coming by regularly, can I encourage you to read the post before yours so that each person has at least one comment (this is especially true for late posts). If you are new, please comment and tell us who you are so we can welcome you properly. The goal is not to read through as many poems as you can rather to enjoy the talented poets and soak in inspiration for your next poem. A friend of mine likened reading a good poem to looking at a fine piece of art in a museum; spend some time getting to know the work and the writer and ENJOY!


Here is the format for those of you just starting

1. Write a poem
2. Come to One Shot Tuesday night or anytime Wednesday and put in the necessary information on Mr Linky. If Mr Linky is down you will need to put the URL in the comment box. The URL is the web page address of your poem
3. Leave a comment (we love to hear from you)
4. Take a few moments to read a poem or two and give some words of kindness. I personally like constructive criticism but if you do that keep it positive.We have poets of all levels. I know how much it means when the reader can give the poet some encouragement. Thanks all of you for always knowing the right thing to say.

Thanks to each of you for your wonderful writing  and for inspiration each week.


***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, novel, or cookbook email us at oneshotpoetry@gmail.com Title the email "Bookshop," and if possible, include the ISBN code.

72 comments:

Glynn said...

Thanks again, to all of you, for doing One Stop. It's becoming an institution. :)

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

Welcome all to another week at One Shot Wednesday.

Please feel free to comment on other poetry but never pressured.
Tea in hand I'm ready for a great evening of inspiration.

glad to be hosting -moondustwriter

Dulce said...

Back to One Shot! Great!
Hi dear poets
Enjoy your reading
Nice day!
:)
Dulce

kkrige said...

Wow, Am I ever early this week! still in single digits. Woohoo!

Adam White - Poet said...

On behalf of myself and Anisa, thanks for opening another One Shot Wednesday. Highlight of my poetry week :D

Brock S. Henning said...

Hi everyone. Thanks again for this wonderful community of poets and for the time involved in running the site.

Asobime said...

Thank you for the continued OneShot.

May it become an institution!

Lady Nyo

Aquarius63 said...

Nice to be here again, thank you for one shot.

Anita.

drybottomgirl said...

Looking forward to a nice cup of hot cocoa and good poetry...

Steve Isaak said...

Thanks for the opportunity, again. :)

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Hello all! I am looking forward to checking out many talented writers. This is my first time entering one of my poems for One Shot Wedneday and I am so excited!

http://wp.me/pZXMF-l8

Soraya said...

I´m back to One Shot, and I really feel so happy to post my words here and share with you all, and read yours.
Thanks guys, this site is kind of magic paradise ;-)
Blessings and warm hugs for each one
Soraya

lukepraterswordsalad said...

Hey everyone! Excited to finally participate. Well, would be rude not to, wouldn't it? Let it roll, baby

http://wp.me/pTeVg-fs - Dead Poets' Sobriety

my entry. Look forward to reading some poets new to me (and some old favourites...)

Luke @ WordSalad

Keith said...

Wow, I'm glad I was introduced to your site, there is some great work here, inspires me to do better

Belinda said...

So, I missed two shots of One Shot when I was traveling and am so glad I can participate again this week.

Thanks to all of you amazing poets for giving me my fix.

PattiKen said...

I'm up, dreaming of...

Be back later to imdulge in some great poetry.

Pete Marshall said...

hi and welcome all to one shot wednesday...thanks leslie...i must say you look lovely tonight...you really made the effort LOL (follow our twitter stream!)its so great to see so many look forward to this and join in...thanks to all and the winner...is always POETRY,,,all the best...pete

Kavita said...

Ahaa.. I wait for Tuesday evenings like I wait for weekends!! I suppose One Shot holds the same magic...
Here is my dreamy shot for this week..
With that, off I go.. Will see y'all on your respective sites.. real soon! :)

Brian Miller said...

welcome to one shot everyone!

repressedsoul said...

Very political week for me so I continue the theme! Thank God for you and all the work you do at one stop! Bring it on!


Shan
@awdures

Eric Alder said...

I've been saving this one.

amyjosprague said...

Hi everyone! This is pretty awesome! Where do we comment on other's poetry? Their blog? Here? Thanks and I look forward to reading!
Amy

Maureen said...

I got busy and almost forgot to post. Enjoy. And thank you all for hosting and participating.

Natasha said...

Thanks so very much for your efforts in the promotion of poetry and prose. The talent I've discovered on your site is awesome, and I am so looking forward to being a part of it...

Beachanny said...

Looking forward to the poetry party. My entry this week is for Advent and is called TRINITY. Hope you like it. Thank you OneStopPoetry team for the hard work and dedication to bring us together every week.

Carrie Burtt said...

I missed last week...it was a whirlwind....glad to be back! Happy Wednesday everyone! :-)

Pete Marshall said...

ok have fun now...and will be around tomorrow...cheers pete

Don Carlo said...

Girl named Claudia suggested I come here, and here I am, among what? nearly 100 poets? I mean, real poets!
This is fun to be included here.

Louise said...

Thank you for this wonderful site... love reading all the wonderful poetry written by such talented people, and it's great to be a part of it. Many thanks
Louise

dustus said...

Well, it's week 23 and almost the end of the year! Thanks everybody for your enthusiasm. Have a great One Shot! TY, Leslie, for hosting :)

M G Reignier said...

Thanks for providing the forum.

L.L. Barkat said...

I am so late to this party! And look at that. Glynn has been here forever, over at the fruit punch bowl. :)

Kenia Cris said...

Hello everybody! Happy One Shot Wednesday!

My poem is already on the blog. Come and visit me when you're available.

Remember the blog is bilingual and the English version comes below the Portuguese original, all you've got to do is scroll down.

Take care and keep smiling you all! =*

Cor said...

My goodness look at all the talent! Great job everyone! Thanks for making One Stop a weekly tradition.

mel said...

hello again...looking forward to doing my rounds...:)

Myrna R. said...

It's great to be here. Thank you Moonduster for hosting this week. Thanks to all at One Stop.

gospelwriter said...

Hi, I'm up and looking forward to reading...
Thanks as always for hosting.

The Exception said...

It's any day and every day in my office - a Slice of my day job for this One Shot!

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,everyone.Nice to see you all again here in one shot.

Thanks for all those who have come to visit and hope to see new fellow word lovers in my place this week.

Thanks one shot,and thanks ,Leslie for hosting this week.

shewriting said...

Great idea to visit the person that posted right before. Thanks Leslie!

Dragonblogger said...

Thanks for letting me know about your site, I will try to read and visit as often as possible. I also added you to my Twitter/Poets list.

JaYB said...

Ok, so I am back;0)))). A more touching piece this time round due to it being for a cause I am supporting and so just trying to raise more awareness. Please keep O.S.W going, its a great place to be. Thank You ;0)

HisFireFly said...

I'm beginning to love mid-week!

Looking forward to more awesome reading...

Tony Single said...

Number ninety-nine on the list. Good grief! How am I gonna read you all? I might start at the end... ;-)

Shaun Masterton aka @Notretsam said...

loving what One Stop Poetry is doing for writers, keep up the great work and thank you for connecting me with other writers :)

Carl said...

Thank you for One Shot. It is good for me.

scentofmyheart said...

Hi, my name is Blaga and the name of my blog is "Scent of my heart". It's the first time I link a poem here, so everyone- nice to meet you! Good luck!

Claudia said...

early morning over here, thougt i say hello before i leave for work.

carlo warm welcome. glad you linked up and

luke great to see you here

over 100 entries already. wow. love this party and looking forward to starting my round in the evening

Claudia said...

blaga warm welcome as well. good to see you here

Hope said...

I just want to thank you, One Shot, for introducing me to such great talents. It's been such a pleasure to partake in such an inspiring, positive activity. You guys do an awesome job of it!

thank you!

Mari Nichols-Haining said...

I'm on my way to bed, but will be back to read and comment in the morning!

marousia said...

Have been roaming around reading the poems and leaving comments - there is some inspirational material this week. I really look forward to Wednesdays.

APalmerPoetry said...

Hey all,

Thank you so much for making my spotlight so special yesterday, I enjoyed it so much!

Right, back to One Shot, looking forward to getting around some GREAT poetry.

I love this site. That's quite clear isn't it?

Arron

Helena Malheur said...

Thank you again, to the One Stop team, for having this venue -- it's become one of my favorite things to do on Wednesday mornings. Happy One Shot everyone!

me_duress said...

Better late than never!

the walking man said...

I will give this one week one shot, just because Brian Miller said to.

Yola said...

Hi Everyone.
It's great to be here. Thanks for all that wonderful poetry

Jerry said...

Late again...but not dissappointed.

judyblackcloud said...

Oh wow, this is so exciting! I'm new! My name is Judy Black (pen name to be fair)and this is my first one shot wednesday. Hello! Looking forward to some wonderful poetry!

New blue eyes said...

Hello! Looking forward to sharing!

G.K. Asante said...

Glad to be back at another One Shot Wednesday.

Tina said...

I love One Shot. It's encouraging to me that all levels of poetry, from beginning to published are welcome here. It takes some of the fear out of pushing that button and throwing your baby out in the street ;-)

Rachel Hoyt said...

If the season already has you feeling a bit grinchy, I hope this rhyme will bring out the Christmas spirit within thee. :o)

Whoville Spirit by Rhyme Me a Smile

Alegria Imperial said...

Wednesdays! It's getting to be a sweet compulsion, but really a great prompt! Thank you for another week of great poetry reading

Heather Grace Stewart said...

I used to hate Wednesdays ;)
I'm really looking forward to reading as many of these as I can.
Cheers!

Laura LME said...

Love this site!!! It's great source of inspiration... Thank you All @ One Stop Poetry

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

hi to all who have been taking part in One Shot..I have been very quiet today as been working on a few things in the background and look out soon for an exciting announcement...in the meantime thanks everybody for being part of this excellent platform...its you all that make this work...we just provide the means...have a great one shot and will be doing the rounds tomorrow..all the best pete

Dick Jones said...

Many thanks for this platform. Here's mine:
http://patteran.typepad.com

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

Wow this has been a great 24 hours and we still have a few more to enjoy the great poetry. If this is your first time welcome we hope you enjoy.

Moondustwriter

P.S. Can't wait to hear what Pete Marshall has up his sleeve to announce on Saturday - I'm hoping its chocolate

Sonja Poet said...

I am new here and just an esoteric, didactic rhymer, or so the professor said. That was a long time ago, wonder if he's dead.

Now at age 62, I finally dare to want to be one of you. Please be kind.

Sure would enjoy having some poetic friends towards the end.

Here's my first try:

RANDOM EMOTIONS

Intimidated by the Number of Stars
Burdened by the Weight of Seas

Frightened by the Darkness of Night
Intrigued by Love emanating from Light

Confused by the Insistence of Time
Prisoner to Reason and Rhyme

Seeking freedom through Death's door to be trapped in a corroding Body no more, this dust will one day be left behind releasing this buoyant Soul to freely explore Eternity.

Join me?

Copyright © 10-1999 by Sonja

Thanks for this place.

moondustwriter said...

Wow - I'm still reading great poetry from this week's One Shot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up a bit longer for any who might still want to join in.


Thanks to each of you for your encouragement and inspiration to me and others.

Have a great remainder of your week. Please check in on Saturday as we have some exciting news to share.
This is MDW (moondustwriter) signing out

senderupwords said...

Yet again I have read everything posted to this point and I am, as always, consistently amazed by the depth, breadth and power of the writers collected here. I am, as always, quite humbled and grateful to be a part of this community.

Be Inspired Today! Love and Light,

Sender