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Paper Poetry Digest # 25, timeline: April 1–30, 2022

Hello people,

How is everything!

1/3rd of 2022 has just gone past! Time moves fast, I guess.

The last month was amazing, as we have come across the fantastic poems by the writers on the diverse topics and forms in Poemorama prompt. Such an enriched collection to keep and explore! The editors of Paper Poetry are undoubtedly delighted to run the promo for the whole month and to share the incredible lyrics from the poets across the globe with our readers.

Today’s newsletter consists of three different segments to highlight: Poemorama poems, new weekly prompt announcements, and submitted poems that were not part of Poemorama.

Let’s step together to explore, shall we!

‘Poemorama’ Poems

🔅 Brain Balancing Word Play, From Dust to Dust…, Whatever the Question, Dude… by Aza Y. Alam
🔅 Night Watch by Dana Sanford
🔅 New Leaves, A Chickadee Choir, These One Day Old Chicks, Spring a Little, Maybe Just Human, Spring Rain and a Warm Mist Rising, A Night of Good Luck by William J Spirdione
🔅 Baby Fingers, Magical, Medicinal Willow, Weasel, It’s Time to Take Your Mask Off!, Healing Hand, Be Healed, Interstellar Crisscrossing Ever Nearer, Mud of Contempt, The One Tree in the Forest Fallacy, Being Female is Taboo, I Am Bound, Poemorama Brilliance by Carolyn Hastings
🔅 Lessons From a Butterfly, One Dose of Courage, Winds of Change, We Pray, Singin’ Through the Storm, “L” is for Laundry, Dogs in Red Collars, To Market, Crossing Borders by Kimberly Hampton Nilsson
🔅 Bloom, Bounteous by Dr. Fatima Imam
🔅 Confusion, Absurd Until Done by A Rustic Mind (Manali Desai)
🔅 Breath that from My Master Reeks, Rum-Soaked Raisins by Jim Dutton
🔅 Tender Wounds Find Peace, Lover of My Soul, Golden Joy of Springtime, Eagle Souls by Gary L Ellis
🔅 Desire Calls by Angelina Der Arakelian
🔅 Besieged by Jenine Bsharah Baines
🔅 Validation by Hira Ali
🔅 My 3G’s by Thalia Dunn
🔅 First Speech by Adrienne Parkhurst
🔅 Come April, Basket of Life, Sundays, That Place Needs Formaldehyde by Monoreena Acharjee Majum
🔅 Ghost Gums in Arid Land, Leave Me Here by Raine Lore
🔅 Poems at Midnight by Marilyn J Wolf
🔅 Poetainted on Poemorama, Resurrection Limericks, He’s a Global Bombshell by Margie Willis
🔅 Waiting by Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)
🔅 The 10pm Reflection by Priyanka Srivastava
🔅 Hungry Eagles, You Got This, What Spring Has to Offer, A Morning Walk in the Forest, Beach Walk, A Poemorama Tribute, Spring is Fun, Only a Feather Falls, Lost Money by Megan Nicole Morgan
🔅 Full Sun by Amanda Laughtland
🔅 The Feather Chooses To Fly, A Love in the Appearance of Disappearance by Divya Goswami
🔅 Sanity: An Illusion by Harshit Singh
🔅 I Keep Coming Back by Somsubhra Banerjee
🔅 The Fellow Morning Wanderer by Era Garg
🔅 Dear Death by Mhàiri C Camhanaich
🔅 To Volcano del Teide by Josef Melcr

Announcements that came through

🔉 Poemorama by Carolyn Hastings
🔉 Poemorama: Part II & Poemorama: Part III by Suntonu Bhadra

We will keep the submitted poems as a highlighted section under our prompt page for future exploration!

Once again, my heartiest gratitude to all the poets who shared their magical words in the ‘poemorama.’

And I’m grateful to Carolyn Hastings — she single-handedly managed the submissions, editing, and coordination of the published poems during the Poemorama.

THANK YOU.

📢 Week 11 prompt

Type: One-word Theme.

Theme: ‘Mother,’ celebrating Monther’s Day (May 8).

Mother. Photo credits: Nicolas Postiglioni from Pexels, Nandhu Kumar from Pexels, Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels, Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels, Alexander Dummer from Pexels, Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels

Word limit: No limits (‘texas Holdem, kidding’). Utter the emotions you feel about the persona, ‘mother’ in your own way. It can be about the persona, the memories, the happiness, sorrow, connect or disconnect, dream, event — the page is blank but wide open to be filled with your incredible words on the theme.

Title/subtitle: Up to you; however, it must be relatable to the theme.

Tags: Please include the following, ‘W11 Prompt’, while submitting. Also, use ‘Mother’ as one of your tags.

Image use limit: 1 image only. 📷

Submission period: April 30 — May 6.

Starting right now (when you see this post) until May 6 (finishing on UTC-10, Hawaii, Alaska, French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands, at 11.59 pm).

Please make sure to follow the submission guidelines. Add a handwritten part (a section of the poem, the calligraphed headline, a quote related to the Theme) or a drawing of your depiction of the ‘Mother.’

Relevant other notes

New writers are most welcome to participate in the prompt. Please request to be added as a writer and include your Medium @ handle, or email us at paperpoetrymedium@gmail.com.

To make sure you receive announcements about our weekly poetry prompts, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, Paper Poetry Sparks. Please find the sign-up form at the end of this post.

Other Published Poems published between April 1–30

Regret by Neera Handa Dr
Mindlessness to Mindfulness by Thalia Dunn

Once again, it’s been a delight to share the incredible works of the poets across the globe; and we are grateful for all of your support and love for keeping the Paper Poetry’s poetic journey alive.

Stay tuned! Keep exploring! Let your ink portray reality and imagination into the blend of your magical words!

Cheers.

Suntonu Bhadra

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