Changes & Transformations: Paper Poetry Digest #7
For the timeline of November 14 — November 27, 2020
Hello Fellow Readers, Writers, and Supporters,
While we are crossing our fingers for the vaccination to come and flush out the struggles, we are eventually stepping into the last month of 2020. Nature embraces us with its diverse avatars, and all we can do is embrace the beauty, ignoring the shadows of the sorrow.
Coming days will be different for all of us, as we are already experiencing transformations in various aspects of our life, be it in our work, our surroundings, our connection, and our way of life. As change is the only constant, we have to adapt to the transformation gradually as it may come.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”- William Arthur Ward (quoted)
My hope and pray are that all of us can keep our heads higher and keep our strengths and spirits stronger to step into the brightness the world has to offer in the coming days.
Announcement: Paper Poetry logo
Paper Poetry is humbled to have your support and your contributions to grow stronger. Enhancing the publication in all relevant aspects is our top priority, and we all can contribute to that aspect.
On that aspect, we felt that it is required to change our logo and homepage a bit updated. So, I’m pleased to introduce our new logo for our publication:
Announcement: Sparked Ink
We are very proud of the diverse content our writers present for our readers. Apart from the prompt, we want to highlight some incredible writers in the days to come for our readers. In that regard, we are introducing ‘Sparked Ink’ writer of the month for Paper Poetry. We will highlight a writer and her/his content on Paper Poetry on the tab for quick navigation to the amazing content.
Please join me, applauding Priyanka Srivastava, who is our ‘Sparked Ink’ writer of the month for November. Please explore her beautiful poems, journals, and illustrations on the tab at your convenience.
Announcement: Editors’ Panel
To extend more support to our writers and to enhance our content quality, it’s time to expand our editors’ panel once again. If you are interested in supporting the editorial tasks and providing innovative ideas to improve our publication, please reach out to me at my email only: firstname.lastname@example.org. And we can take the next step from there.
Announcement: ‘Poetry Series’ from January 2021
As a new addition, I’m happy to announce that we will be introducing a new section, called ‘poetry series’ from January 2021. We will mention the details in due course.
Published contents (between November 14 — November 27, 2020)
Fluidity of Time in the Realm of Resolutions by Dr. Fatima Imam
Step Siblings by Daniel A. Teo
A Child’s Cry in Covid, Paani Puri by Indubala Kachhawa
Adrift by Maryjo Bautista
Poet’s Mind, That Imperfect Rhyme, The Aromatic Tea, The Sadness, The Leftover Heart by Priyanka Srivastava
From The Roof by Javier Ortega-Araiza
The Morning Bliss by Fathiyah Zb
To Those I Follow, Always Editing by Jenine Bsharah Baines
Autumn by Joy Scrogum
November Nuggets by Thalia Dunn
Longing by Punch Drunk Cola
Incoming Storm by Lucy The Eggcademic (she/her)
Silence is Golden by Trista Ainsworth
Niagara Falls, Echoing Howls, Two Raccoons by Megan Nicole Morgan
The List by Amy Jasek
Oh, My Weaver Heart by Somsubhra Banerjee
Not on The List by Toni Crowe
Transformed Words by Suntonu Bhadra
Stardust by Era Garg
Paper Poetry Prompt#6 update
A Princess In Waiting by Paroma Sen
Obstacles on My Path by Trista Ainsworth
Not Sitting So Pretty by Amy Jasek
Complicit by Carolyn Hastings
One Place To Go by Melissa Bee
Certain is Nothing — They Say Nothing Stays the Same by Aimée Gramblin
Delays by Dana Sanford
Overcoming Loneliness With The Beauty of Nature by Dr. Preeti Singh
Across Boundaries by Geetika Sethi
The Greatest Question Of All: To Build A Fence Or Not by Tima Loku
Skybound by Era Garg
Rebirth by Dr. Fatima Imam
Hurdle by Punch Drunk Cola
Where Do the Fallen Leaves Go? by Nick Keehler
A Day of Writing, Fenced by Suntonu Bhadra
Create yourself by Indubala Kachhawa
Marie Curie Radioactive by James G Brennan
Should I Continue or Surrender? by Fathiyah Zb
And, the prompt# champion words are:
Triumph infinite endings
let them steal the show —
Obstacles are opportunities
Fences are for focus
Focus on opportunity —
Watch where you will go.
A golden hue suffuses
her wellbeing and her pores
while a zephyr of enlightenment
stirs her creative core
Champions will select the upcoming year-end prompt theme, which we will announce on a separate note.
Thanks for being with Paper Poetry. Your contributions and support inspire us. May the gradual change of our life comes with better notions and positivity.