Tuesday, 11 January 2011

One Shot Wednesday - Week 28

On behalf of all the team at One Stop Poetry, I warmly welcome you to One Shot Wednesday, Week 28!

I am Claudia Schönfeld and will be your host this evening. One Shot is growing - and not only in numbers but also in quality. I personally have learned so much by reading all the wonderful poems you bring to the table each week and thoroughly enjoy the variety of styles, meeting poets from all over the world and the warm-hearted atmosphere and feedback. It's great to be a part of this bustling and alive community.

If you think One Stop is great and like what we are doing, you can nominate us for a social media award in the Shorty Awards. You can do this by clicking on the Logo on the right side bar. We are being represented in two categories, #art & #poetry. A vote for both would be wonderful! 

And now before we start this weeks One Stop, I would like to hand you over to Pete who has a special message;

"Hi everybody and thank you very much for your continued support of both One Shot Wednesday and One Stop Poetry. As we have grown over the past 6 months, in order to maintain the high standards that we set , we have seen the need for the team to expand. Today I would like to introduce to you the newest member of One Stop Poetry, Jessica Kristie. I am sure you will welcome her on board accordingly.

Thank you also to Claudia for a wonderful introduction and I can only reiterate her words with regard to the Shorty Awards, on behalf of us all we are very thankful for the nomination and the votes we receive.

This Sunday, for those of you on Twitter, Leslie  hosted  our first weekly scheduled #ospchat, which is held for an hour starting at 3.30pm EST (8.30 UK). The first of these live chats was a resounding success and we look forward to seeing more of you this coming Sunday at the same time.

On a last note, please do not forget the One Stop Anthology. If you have entered a poem into weeks 1 - 25, then you are eligible to be considered. If you have entered more than one poem and would like what you consider to be your best, to be voted on,  please email us at Oneshotpoetry@gmail.com, headed Anthology, with your chosen two poems and the weeks they were entered. we will only accept these emails up to 21st of January so please hurry. For more details please visit One Stop Poetry  - Anthology

Thanks again and now I hand you back to the wonderful Claudia....all the best...Pete"

Well yes - thanks Pete - it's poetry time - woo-hoo - !!



If you're new to OSW, here's how it works:

  • Post a poem on your blog
  • Link your poem to One Shot, using Mr Linky. Where the prompt asks put the URL (web address for your poem) for the poem there.
  • Visit as many other One Shot Poets as you like. Tell them how you feel when your are reading, encourage and interact with them
  • Tell others about OSW by including a link to this page on your post

89 comments:

Anthony Desmond said...

happy one shot everyone!

Steve Isaak said...

On with the read rides.

repressedsoul said...

Oh lordy Anthony...grr...I will get here before you one day! Happy wednesday one shot people! :)

booguloo said...

Happy One Shot!

Asobime said...

Thank you, guys and gals...something worth looking forward on this snowy/icy Tuesday in the South USA.

Lady Nyo

Kenia Cris said...

Happy One Shot, folks! Just a reminder: English translation follows Portuguese original in my blog.

Kisses everyone!

Claudia said...

welcome everyone! hope you're in poetic mood - i am...

Fireblossom said...

Welcome Jessica! And thank you to all of you for making One Stop the best poetry site on the net.

Soraya said...

Hi poets, writers, special souls. I´m happy to be here again.
Blessed new year. Soraya

jtwhitaker.com said...

i made it! w00t!!

:) xo

Kavita said...

One Stop is like a whiff of fresh air!!! Aaahh..
Just put mine up and linked it in...
Excited to read others' coolness now! :)

willowwishfree said...

My first time... hope y`all enjoy!

Milo said...

I used this one here before, but given it's the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I wanted to post it again. I hope that's not a major transgression.
http://docstymie.livejournal.com/284882.html

Valerie said...

Still Tuesday here but it's Wednesday somewhere, right?

Pete Marshall said...

hi and welcome again to another round of poetry.. Claudia you sure look swell tonight...thanks for hosting...have fun and enjoy..cheers pete

Maureen said...

Hope all will vote for OneStop for the Shorty!

I'm still trying to catch up from last week and will do my best to visit.

Thank you for sponsoring such a great forum. I've been introducing it to others who are now talking it up to people they know. All good.

Ben Langhinrchs said...

I haven't posted a One Shot for a while, so I look forward to reading what other people have to offer, as well as sharing Another Badger, More or Less

signed...bkm said...

amazing how fast everyone posts....such a wonderful venue OSW...bkm

rToady said...

Once again, looking forward to seeing what everyone's come up with this week. Hopefully some really hot, filthy...wait, I think I'm on the wrong website; this IS One Stop Pornography, right?

Shoot.

arspoetica said...

my first time here--looking forward to reading around later this evening!

Louise said...

Happy one shot love it!! xxxx

Beachanny said...

Woohoo! I'm out of a car and hooked to the internet. Last stages before leaving for the UK...wishing it were longer now. Shouldn't I be able to stay til spring & see everyone? Well next best thing is to read everyone's poems. Happy reading y'all!

L.L. Barkat said...

What else? Snow, snow, snow here in the Northeastern U.S. :)

Claudia said...

..and i wonder if i've seen a rosy shimmer on pete's lips...but maybe that's just because i'm tired...smiles
will sign out for today - see you tomorrow!
have fun!

Michele Brenton aka banana_the_poet said...

I posted a link to a poem I wrote the year before last - I hope it is ok not to have written it specially for tonight.

itslovelyannie.com said...

One shot is on! Woot-Woot!

Claudia said...

oh and don't forget to say hello to jessie and to vote for the shorty award...you're great!

Claudia said...

hello annie - good to see you - you're lovely annie :=)

judyblackcloud said...

Happy Week 28!! This has been the most amazing community to help with developing poetry because everyone is so talented!! I'm always honored to be here with such an awesome group of poets!

Brian Miller said...

welcome to one shot everyone! ready for some great reads tonight!

Carys said...

Wickedly wonderful one shot :D

Dulce said...

Enjoy your great work!

Carrie Burtt said...

Hello everyone.....happy one shot!
:-)

Myrna R. said...

I have lots of reading to do here at One Shot. I'll enjoy every second. So glad to be part of this.

Reggie said...

OSW is here again!! Oh happy day!!

Ted said...

Snow Shovel Blues

Ranee Dillon said...

Hopefully I can actually leave comments this week. I loved the poems posted last week.
I look forward to discovering some new talent and enjoying the incredibly talented poets I discovered over the past few months through One Stop.
Thank you for this wonderful service and your continued commitment to showcase contemporary poetic talent.

Lynne H. said...

I love it over here.. so many great writrs to choose from.. Thank you One-Stop!!!!

Myrna R. said...

I wanted to vote for the shortie award, but I don't tweet. I feel so accomplished just to know how to use the computer...sort of.

But I can cheer, and I cheer you on. Good luck!!!

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Hey guys! Leaving two poems with you for the first time today, because they are so different. Enjoy.
As always, I will go round to each and every one of you on the list. Cheers, have fun reading!

moondustwriter said...

wow guys party!!! you didn't wait for me???

Have fun everyone

LeiffyV said...

Ah, sweet number 82! Gives me a great reason to post the hunt in my mind!

Daniel Audet said...

Hi All,
I wanted to Thank Leslie (@moondustwriter) for her kind words and inspirational support and send my best wishes for the success of this site! You guys rock! See you!

Heather said...

Oh how I love Wednesday! Happy reading everyone. :) @wordblender

Gwen Dubeau said...

Happy One Shot everyone!

I have submitted "A Place for You and Me." A romantic little poem,
I hope you enjoy it.
A fantastic week to you all.

Congratulations to Jessica Kristie (@jesskristie) on joining One Stop Poetry. Your writing inspires!

Best wishes!

Carl said...

Time for the fun journey! Thanks for another One Shot!

willowwishfree said...

So many of you are such a joy to read! I am so excited to be a part of this (Thanks Chris!)and O'm sorry, btw, HAD to do a second posting... I'll try not to make a habit of it... but the past few days I've written SO much...

Apryl Gonzales Sweet said...

A shot, just one.

Jerry said...

Looks like the holidays are over I am back around my usual number...103 tonite. Tomorrow A.M. I will have coffee in hand to puruse the offerings! This network is a wild one!

Scott said...

This has been the best discovery ever! I'm glad to be a part of the One Stop community. Looking forward to the Anthology.

Kavita said...

One Stop is like a whiff of fresh air!!! Aaahh..
Just put mine up and linked it in...
Excited to read others' coolness now! :)

flaubert said...

A write about nature's craziness.
happy osw!
Pamela

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Lady Nyo did a good one.

Alegria Imperial said...

Breathless--this is how I'm starting to feel, writing poetry for this blog and catching up on the wonderful poems to read! It's a great run, a fulfilling one, too! Thank you all, again.

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Also, since I haven't seen Valerie on here before, I'd just like to say, she's an astonishing poet and you should totally read her. You're lucky to have such a fine offering from her for her first week on here.

And since I don't want to post again, I'd also like to recommend Seann McCollum, aka rtoady. One of my favorite poets--well known or not.

Khakjaan Wessington said...

I would like it if people would recommend their favorites on these threads. Personally, I don't have enough time to go through every single site; if people could post which poets/poems they especially enjoyed... well, I know it would help me maximize the enjoyment I get from OSW.

gracefulglider said...

Whoop whoop!!! excited at the thought of reading all of your's ...:) or atleast the ones i can before a long day ahead .
A lovely time to you all!!

wurdz said...

This is my first one shot...in other words,the cherry is gone,alas!thanx for the opportunity to express myself in the company of so many artists.

Lisa said...

Goody goody, new stuff to read :) I LOVE IT!! xx

the walking man said...

Story time.

Brian Miller said...

good morning all...back for my breakfast helping...smiles.

Belinda said...

Nice to be back!

Andreas said...

My first one shot. Happy to be joining you.

budh.aaah said...

Tis always nice to be back

Rachel Hoyt said...

My newest poem... happy One Shot!

http://rhymemeasmile.blogspot.com/2011/01/craving-crow-gossip.html

Claudia said...

finished work early and on my way to read your poems...any poets around...?

the walking man said...

#119 GRACEFULGLIDER use the second link to see her piece It is a stunning statement!

lizziviggi said...

Thank you again for the opportunity to share my poetry and revel in the talented words of others!

Bradley Howington said...

Happy One Shot Wednesday everyone! :)

Pete Marshall said...

wow..there is top poetry out there today...really enjoying the reading..thanks all for taking part..pete

Randall Weiss said...

It's up. Enjoy.

The Exception said...

Short and sweet for today:
Touch
Hands, Fingers
Smoothing, Playing, Caressing
Promising and anticipating possibilities
Awakening

katrin said...

What a buzzing place!

uma.a said...

nice place to explore

Mari said...

I was going to shovel snow after work today. Instead, I think I'll opt for hot chocolate, a warm quilt, and some OSW reading. The snow will still be there in the morning!

Happy writing everyone!

hpicasso said...

thanks for the opportunity to share some words

Peace, hp

Claudia said...

wow - amazing poems out there! i'm reading and reading and reading - and you should see my eyes - they are all red because i forgot to put on my glasses cause i got so entangled in your writing...

Nomar Knight said...

So many awesome poets here showcasing superb talent. One Stop Poetry Rocks!

haikulovesongs said...

Thank you for the opportunity to participate with so many truly amazing poets. dani

azfree said...

Ready, set, link ...

Cor said...

Welcome Jessica! Wow lots of people here! I wish I could read everbody's :(. I do choose about three poets in which I have not read before and comment. Thank you all for your contributions and feedback, both are greatly appreciated. Happy writing everyone!

Terresa said...

Did an experimental, communal poem this week and linked it to One Shot Wednesday, just finished it up this morning. I gave the beginning to a poem and a photo prompt, and invited everyone visiting to respond in the comments with a stanza, phrase, or a few lines to add. Got a lot of great responses, and pleased with the result, after arranging everyone's entries.

Stop by and check it out, it was a first for me, and I think, could become a regular thing in poetry/blogland, and maybe could be something to consider doing on One Stop Poetry at some future point.

Cheers & waffles,
Terresa


http://thechocolatechipwaffle.blogspot.com/2011/01/poem-she-gathered-words-experimental.html

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Wow, some great stuff this week. I'm not even half way through, but getting there.

I forgot to welcome Jessica--welcome to a great community.

write on...
Heather

Reflections said...

I'm on the late side of Wednesday, but I hope everyone enjoys.

gospelwriter said...

crawling in under the wire here, but better late than never... :)

tracyhsays.com said...

Very happy to be included in this wonderful array of poets...Thank You :)

Dick Jones said...

An antidote to Celtic twilight from me this week. Happy posting, everyone.

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

what a wonderful week of poetry OSW has provided us with...please check out theressa experimental poem at chocolatechipwaffle as so many of you contributed today through One shot..

thanks everyone for taking part and for your votes in the shorty awards..please keep them coming..

3.30 est for one hour in #ospchat on twitter so look forward to meeting up there too..

Thank you all also for the votes for the shorty awards..please keep them coming

lastly have a great week ahead of you reading wonderful poetry..and we look forward to seeing you next week when our host will be our very own Brian Miller...all the best Pete

Khakjaan Wessington said...

It's really tacky to leave a link to your writing on the page of the poet you've visited. If you want to promote your writing so badly, do it here.

Don't be lame. You can smile and be chipper and still be lame. Don't do it.