Favorite Thing Friday: Making the Top 10


This was a good week for poetry! After three months of waiting for results, a partial list of finalists and winners for the 2015 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) has been posted.

When I scrolled down to Day 6, I was ecstatic to see my name listed as a Top Ten finalist!!!  The challenge included so many amazing and talented poets, I am incredibly honored to be part of this list (fourth from the bottom):

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Though making this list was incredible all by itself, I’m thrilled that it was accomplished with a haiku. For the last year, I’ve been honing my skill in the art of haiku. In this practice, I have found immense admiration and passion for the form.

To see my little haiku break through in the PAD Challenge gives me even more encouragement to continue writing those three little lines.

Here’s the haiku that made the Day 6 Top Ten:

a stone on the shore
until it hops
lakeside toad


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c.b.w. 2015