Keep Digging Deeper
the complete works
This post marks the end of Keep Digging Deeper, our first acrostic golden shovel project. We’ve reached the bottom-right corner; now it’s time to wipe the Chalkboard clean and start over again.
I made no secret of my love for acrostic golden shovels, and I expected to find each poem in this project riveting. I was right. But I hadn’t anticipated the depth to which a poem’s essence could infiltrate the thread—a word here or there appearing in a poem after a poem after a poem.
I can draw no other logical conclusion: it’s magic, pure and simple.
While I’m sad to close this project, I’m excited about our latest projects (and a few ideas for the next round, too) and I know my work here is done: you’ve all paid tribute to the poems and poets that inspired you as you practised and perfected a new poetry form.
I hope you’ll continue to play with acrostic golden shovels in future, and think of Chalkboard each time you do. ~T
Without further ado…
It is with great pleasure that Chalkboard presents this complete list of the thirty-six poems submitted between 19 December 2016 and 19 January 2017 as part of our acrostic golden shovel project, Keep Digging Deeper.
Poems marked with an asterisk (*) have since been removed from Medium by their creators. We’ve kept the links in place in case they ever come back and, where possible, have listed their new locations at the bottom of the page.
We’re sorry that this breaks the chain of acrostic golden shovels, but there’s nothing we can do about this. We hope that our other poets won’t withdraw their work without notice.
C. Duhnne: The One That Won’t Stay (Away), This, Here, Now
Crooked Little Flower: Her Feet Running Slowly Under*, Soluble echos of a dragon*
David Kochendorfer: Unrequited
Dewi: His pieces
Heath Houston: All Dreams Must End?, Mutual Surrender, Unicorns, You and I
Jack Preston King: Answer: This Love, Eternal
Jackie Ann: Embodied, Presence
Kathy Jacobs: Take My Soul, Bold Friend
Kim Smyth: Heaven’s Star
Lisa Williams: Insanity, Life’s Irony
marika bianca: Bare, joined, remember
Nancy E. Pitts: Letting Go
Noha Medhat: Beautiful Turmoil
Rachel B. Baxter: Home
Roen Naska: Italy
Tamyka Bell: Enigma, Indigo nostalgia, Later, Music, Questions, Revelation, Timeless, Transient
TeriJo: Craving Your Taste, Fate Demands I Surrender, Nirvana Has Me Yaasky: Mango, Razzmatazz
All Dreams Must End? (Heath Houston)
Answer: This Love, Eternal (Jack Preston King)
Beautiful Turmoil (Noha Medhat)
Bare (marika bianca)
Craving Your Taste (TeriJo)
Embodied (Jackie Ann)
Enigma (Tamyka Bell)
Fate Demands I Surrender (TeriJo)
Heaven’s Star (Kim Smyth)
Her Feet Running Slowly Under* (Crooked Little Flower)
His Pieces (Dewi)
Home (Rachel B. Baxter)
Indigo nostalgia (Tamyka Bell)
Insanity, Life’s Irony (Lisa Williams)
Italy (Roen Naska)
joined (marika bianca)
Later (Tamyka Bell)
Letting Go (Nancy E. Pitts)
Music (Tamyka Bell)
Mutual Surrender (Heath Houston)
Nirvana Has Me (TeriJo)
Presence (Jackie Ann)
Questions (Tamyka Bell)
remember (marika bianca)
Revelation (Tamyka Bell)
Soluble echos of a dragon* (Crooked Little Flower)
Take My Soul, Bold Friend (Kathy Jacobs)
The One That Won’t Stay (Away) (C. Duhnne)
This, Here, Now (C. Duhnne)
Timeless (Tamyka Bell)
Transient (Tamyka Bell)
Unicorns (Heath Houston)
Unrequited (David Kochendorfer)
You and I (Heath Houston)
(If I’ve left you out, please let me know so I can fix this post!)
Thanks again, readers and contributors, for supporting Keep Digging Deeper.