Write-a-Thon 2008 Results!

I got down with my pen and laptop at the 2008 NY Writers’ Coalition Write-a-Thon yesterday. Here is a sample of some bits I wrote–the RESULTS of the Send me a Writing Idea Competition! (selected by independent judge C. Phillips).

Runner Up – T. Mallie!

haiku for T. Mallie
lace panties annoy
the sort of girl who prefers
paper to plastic

Runner Up – Suzanne Peters!

haiku for Siouxzan
more letters make Jaiyne
a special girl, smarter girl–
Mahm and Dadd should know!

WINNER of the IDEA CONTEST (probably slightly biased since at this time we have a very cute cat living with us): WENDY FRY PALMER!
cat licking -
Ode to Betty

A cat reclines
in poster board stickers
ignominiously on my bed.

A cat divines
the latter day remnants
of glories soft and dead.

A cat reminds
the casual looker
of day lilies bowing their heads.

In the season of spring
a cat refines
its derelict secrets
like butter thickly spread.

As spring moves away
A cat turns to play
In the blue light that moves night to day.

A cat defines the sweetest sours
Time whittled splinters
Seconds from hours
The flesh of life
in the downiest flowers–
Legs and tail diverted
By uncontrolled powers.

A cat resigns
Tongue licking at arsehole
Without a word said.

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Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She teaches and speaks about the rhetorical impact of beautiful writing. A recent transplant to Connecticut, she calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home.