Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Marcia J. Pradzinski, winner of the February Poetry Challenge.

The Red Flannel Shirt

After William Carlos Williams

so much depends

the red flannel

iced in moon

beside the empty

~ Marcia J. Pradzinski

Copyright to this poem belongs to its author.

The images are interesting. We can see that red flannel shirt in moonlight, and the empty bed. Yet the poem is a bit mysterious; there are a number of possible explanations for the emptiness of the bed. In addition, it is a word-count poem, as is Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow.”Both “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “The Red Flannel Shirt” are written with three words in the first line of each stanza and one word in the second line.

Thanks to Barbara Larsen for serving as consulting judge.

Watch for a new challenge on March 1.

© 2011 Wilda Morris