Best of Member Monday #8: I Think I Could Be a Poem by Linda Boyden

A Note from the Webmaster: It’s summertime, the glorious season of swimming, sunblock and sinking your teeth into a fat stack of books.  Alas, it’s also the sad season when Writers Forum goes dark for two months.  Never fear, dear reader, because for the next eight Mondays, Writers Forum will be featuring the Best of Member Monday.  The top eight Member Monday pieces were determined by the number of views each piece received on our website.  We’ll count them down beginning from #8 and ending with our #1 most viewed piece of the 2013-2014 Writers Forum year.  Congratulations to the top eight!  Kicking things off in the #8 slot is a poem by poet, storyteller and children’s author, Linda Boyden.  You can purchase a hardback copy of Linda’s newest picture book Boy and Poi Poi Puppy at All About Books.

I Think I Could Be A Poem

By Linda Boyden ©2014

I think I could be a poem.
Nothing fancy
no sestina
no villanelle
no form to
slow
my flow.
I can
keep the
beat rock
the rhyme
in time
in style
make you
smile.
Lick my
words
take your time
savor
the flavor
each bite
holds
guaranteed to
curl your toes.
Yes, all things considered
I could be a poem.

Member Monday: I Think I Could Be a Poem by Linda Boyden

Welcome back to Member Monday.  It’s a pleasure to feature a poem by poet, storyteller and children’s author, Linda Boyden.  You can purchase a hardback copy of Linda’s newest picture book Boy and Poi Poi Puppy at All About Books.

I Think I Could Be A Poem

By Linda Boyden ©2014

I think I could be a poem.
Nothing fancy
no sestina
no villanelle
no form to
slow
my flow.
I can
keep the
beat rock
the rhyme
in time
in style
make you
smile.
Lick my
words
take your time
savor
the flavor
each bite
holds
guaranteed to
curl your toes.
Yes, all things considered
I could be a poem.

 A Note from the Webmaster: If you’re a Writers Forum member in good standing and would like to be featured on Member Monday, please send your submission to writersforumwebmaster@gmail.com. Submissions should be 75-750 words, appropriate for all ages and error free. Please include a short bio, a headshot and any related links. The author retains all rights and gives permission to Writers Forum to publish their submission on the website and/or in the newsletter. Thank you!

Young Writers Contest First Place Winner: Jeffrey Varga

We’re breaking away from our typical Member Monday to feature a piece by local young writer, Jeffrey Varga.  Jeffrey is a 3rd grade student at Academia Celestia Homeschool and the first place winner in the Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine.  The theme of the contest was “Poetry”.  Congratulations to our three young writers and welcome, Jeffrey!

I’ve Known Rivers

by Jeffrey Varga

 

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jeffrey varga A Note from the Webmaster: If you’re a Writers Forum member in good standing and would like to be featured on Member Monday, please send your submission to writersforumwebmaster@gmail.com. Submissions should be 75-750 words, appropriate for all ages and error free. Please include a short bio, a headshot and any related links. The author retains all rights and gives permission to Writers Forum to publish their submission on the website and/or in the newsletter. Thank you!

Young Writers Contest Second Place Winner: Geneva Varga

We’re breaking away from our typical Member Monday to feature a piece by local young writer, Geneva Varga.  Geneva is a 6th grade student at Academia Celestia Homeschool and she tied for second place in the Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine.  The theme of the contest was “Poetry”.  Congratulations to our three young writers and welcome, Geneva!

Above the Clouds (a poem for two voices)

by Geneva Varga

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A Note from the Webmaster: If you’re a Writers Forum member in good standing and would like to be featured on Member Monday, please send your submission to writersforumwebmaster@gmail.com. Submissions should be 75-750 words, appropriate for all ages and error free. Please include a short bio, a headshot and any related links. The author retains all rights and gives permission to Writers Forum to publish their submission on the website and/or in the newsletter. Thank you!

Young Writers Contest Second Place: Jessica Ayabe

We’re breaking away from our typical Member Monday to feature a piece by local young writer, Jessica Ayabe.  Jessica is an 8th grade student at Boulder Creek School and she tied for second place in the Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Writers Forum and Enjoy Magazine.  The other second place piece and the first place piece will be featured the next two Mondays.  The theme of the contest was “Poetry”.  Congratulations to our three young writers and welcome, Jessica!

City Music

by Jessica Ayabe

Music is the heart of the city.

You can hear it everywhere

The low sounds from the gravel as the car rides by

The high notes from a horn, each can be different

You hear the beat from a single footstep meeting the smooth, paved walk

Becoming syncopated and harmonized at times

Feeling the summer breeze that rustles the trees

Swish! Swish!

Like the sounds of a maraca

The sad thing is no one is paying attention to this music of life

So focused on music from a radio or an iPod that spills words into their minds, that can change hearts

Not caring how beautiful this unique world can be

Not me

I love and appreciate this beautiful city

To be part of this world and enjoying it

And most of all to hear it unleash its city music.

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A Note from the Webmaster: If you’re a Writers Forum member in good standing and would like to be featured on Member Monday, please send your submission to writersforumwebmaster@gmail.com. Submissions should be 75-750 words, appropriate for all ages and error free. Please include a short bio, a headshot and any related links. The author retains all rights and gives permission to Writers Forum to publish their submission on the website and/or in the newsletter. Thank you!