Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Natty Hat Competition– Results..


WOW!!!!!!, not enough WOW!!!! This was a fantastic response, I know I said that if you poetry spammed me, I’d love you forever, but I never expected that the majority of entrants would choose this option. Then there’s the range of poetry that was gifted to me, some from writers I knew and some were introductions to poets  I will have great joy in finding out a lot more about. To say I’m overwhelmed would be the grossest understatement, it’s no secret to those who follow The Parrish Lantern, that I have a fondness for the poetic arts, what I have discovered is how many others also love the art & even more important how many have a poem tucked close to their heart that has some emotional resonance, some personal meaning for them. So  thanks for sharing. And now over to my glamorous assistant…….

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And The Winner Is ………….Kinna from Kinna Reads, Congratulations, I hope you love this book as I have the others from this series. A big hearty thanks to all who took part, you honestly amazed me with your contributions & if you’re curious of what happens to your favourite loved poems please click on the Pomesallsizes link below.



I was watching a robin fly after a finch – the smaller bird

chirping with excitement, the bigger, its breast blazing, silent

in light-winged earnest chase – when, out of nowhere

over the chimneys and the shivering front gardens,

flashes a sparrowhawk headlong, a light brown burn

scorching the air from which it simply plucks

like a ripe fruit the stopped robin, whose two or three

cheeps of terminal surprise twinkle in the silence

closing over the empty street when the birds  have gone

about their own business, and I began to understand

how a poem can happen: you have your eye on a small

elusive detail, pursuing its music, when a terrible truth

strikes and your heart cries out, being carried off.

                                                           Eamon Grennan.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Kinna! We're Twitter mates and blog followers and it's nice to see that she won this book.

Parrish, thanks for joining in the Blog Hop. I think you had a great itme - if not, maybe you can write a poem about it. :-)

Bellezza said...

Congratultaions, Kinna! And, what a lovely, glamorous assistant!

gina said...

Congrats to Kinna! And what a great way to involve your beautiful daughter in the competition:)

@parridhlantern said...

Hi Judith thanks for organising such a brilliant event, if you do it again I would happily recommend it to everyone & sign up again myself.

Hi Bellezza & Gina I've passed your comments onto my daughter & once her head had shrunk back to close to its normaL size, she managed to offer her thanks.

Anonymous said...

well done Kinna ,one my favourite bloggers ,all the best stu

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Parrish. I can't believe I won an anthology of poems! And you know, yours was the best competition of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. I think business folks will call it "added value". Thanks again.

@parridhlantern said...

No Problem, although you won the competition I consider myself a winner as my faith in peoples love of poetry was restored, didn't expect anywhere near the level of response sometimes I think there's so few of us pome nuts around,but this made me happy. has arrived from Amazon & will be winging its way to you.

Bellezza said...

Parrish, here's a beautiful poem I just read on Iliana's blog:

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

Warm Summer Sun by Mark Twain

Tried to post it on @Pomesallsizes but it was too long and I'm an idiot in technology. So, I thought I'd leave it here.

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