First of all, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your participation on my blog—through each like, comment, reblog, and submission—it has not been unnoticed. I thank everyone for giving me the encouragement to keep writing and posting, along with helping me keep this blog alive. I thought I would have to put a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) note on it by now, but I’m beyond pleased with how far we’ve come since this blog was created.
I’m holding a collaboration open for all to create a group poem together. It is not a contest, but rather an event we can all do together during these dark times of the world. Perhaps, this could help promote positivity in the midst of it all. Perhaps, we can meet new writers here from this collaboration and discover different pieces of writing. In a way, it doesn’t have to feel so socially distant.
The theme of the poem collaboration is freedom. Whatever freedom means to you or how it impacts you is the topic. It can be about anything you want, as long as it somehow pertains to the collaboration topic. I will not accept pieces that are erotic, racist, sexist, religious, or political. Pieces deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. This includes slurs, excessive profanity, any harmful threats—these will not be accepted. At all.
If you have questions on this section, leave me a comment below.
There is no specific style—it can be free-verse, it can have a rhyming scheme—it can be pretty much however you want it to be in structure. That is up to you.
All I ask is that you at least write a minimum of two lines, the maximum being four per person. I have opened up a Google forms document that allows you to put your name/pen name, the link to your blog if you have one, and your contribution to the collaboration.
The collaboration starts on March 29th, 2020. It will end on April 29th, 2020. I will not accept pieces after 12:00 AM EST on April 30th, 2020. The collaboration form, by then, will have closed. A few days after the collaboration has officially ended, I will post our entire collaboration on this site, and I will link those who have given me their blog links at the end of the post, along with detailing who wrote what. If you don’t have a blog, that’s alright. I will credit you using the pen name you have written down on the form.
I will start out the first four lines. The rest is left to you. Oh, help us all…
Upon the dark winged azure, the dream invites
Light freedom from long ago; the tumult births mankind, and through my lips,
I will have recognized the shadows beyond the world,
With eyes among the laurel leaves, I see tears upon the rowan fields
Go here to submit your piece. If the Google forms document does not work, then please do leave a comment on this post with your contribution to the collaboration. 🙂
Enjoy, have fun, and most of all, happy writing! I’m very excited to see how this turns out. Stay safe and healthy everyone.