1. Catrin Lewis

    Catrin Lewis Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    My poem won first prize in a major competition

    Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Catrin Lewis, Oct 17, 2016.

    A sonnet I entered into the 2016 Pennwriters contest came away with the first prize, and now have my paperwork. :bigsmile:

    I found out about this last July, and I think I put something about it on the Happiness thread. But I wanted to save the official announcement on this thread for when I actually had my certificates in my sweaty little hands, and that happened this past Thursday.

    Without them, I didn't quite believe it.

    2016 Pennwriters Certificate-small.jpg 2016 Pennwriters Voucher-small.jpg

    (I've blurred out my real name on the documents, for privacy)

    All I need to do now is find out how to cash in the voucher for conference admission next May. Oh, yeah: And keep writing.
     
    Steerpike, deadrats, Viridian and 6 others like this.
  2. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    976
    Location:
    Tomorrow
    Well done!:cheerleader:
     
  3. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    18,461
    Likes Received:
    6,954
    Location:
    Ralph's side of the island.
    That is so cool! :agreed: You deserve it.
     
  4. VynniL

    VynniL Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Oh wonderful! Congratulations! But...but...you didn't post THE POEM in this thread for me to admire it... :(
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2016
  5. Catrin Lewis

    Catrin Lewis Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Wait, what? The poem?
     
  6. VynniL

    VynniL Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Oh never mind... Forget I even asked.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2016
  7. Kingtype

    Kingtype Always writing or thinking things XD Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    9,010
    Likes Received:
    1,110
    Location:
    Right under your nose!
    GOOD WORK!

    GREAT TO SEE WRITER FROM THE SAME STATE DOING GOOD WORK! :D AND WRITING AWESOME POEMS TO WIN CONTESTS!
     
    Catrin Lewis likes this.
  8. jannert

    jannert Who? Whooo? Staff Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    17,272
    Likes Received:
    19,010
    Location:
    Scotland
    Wow wow wow wow wow wow ....!!!! Excellent. First prize. Well done, you.
     
  9. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    10,854
    Likes Received:
    11,670
    Congratulations!
     
  10. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    4,401
    Likes Received:
    3,351
    Location:
    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Hey, Congrats!
     
  11. Catrin Lewis

    Catrin Lewis Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    No, sorry. Stupid's what happens when I post online after stripping lead paint with a heatgun half the evening.

    I put it up on the Workshop here a year or two ago, but I'm too lazy to find the link. Here ya go:

    Above the hills in sweet, bliss-drunken flight
    A songbird dives and wheels, its voice its wing
    Its heart outburst in supple soaring song
    That rives and heals in piercing joy and long.
    Someday, some day you'll go to hear it sing
    And with it rise, against your coming night.

    Above the hills, the golden moon sets sail
    So close you'd reach and stay it with your hand:
    A ship to carry dreams, a cup to sip
    To slake the drought of dusty world and slip
    Its strand. Some night you'll climb those hills and stand
    And hold the moon and drink deep of its grail.

    Till then, you have the streetlamp's pale pretense
    And sparrows haggle on your garden fence.
     
  12. dbesim

    dbesim Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,262
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    Location:
    London, UK
    Very nice.
     
  13. Elven Candy

    Elven Candy Pay no attention to the foot in my mouth Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    528
    Awesome congratulations!
     
  14. ToDandy

    ToDandy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    Bozeman Montana
    Congrats! That's great news. It's been forever since I've entered a competition. Maybe I should do it again soon. NaNoWriMo's got me busy though. Work, Work, Work.
     
    Catrin Lewis likes this.
  15. Ebenezer Lux

    Ebenezer Lux Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    39
    Congratulations; that is an absolutely beautiful piece.
     
    Catrin Lewis likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice