Friday, April 29, 2011

April Challenge Winner

It is never easy to select the monthly winner. The poem selected this month is a very short, evocative poem one. The poet chose the first of the options listed for this month - a poem about a spring bulb flower.


A palm-folded tulip am I

under the moonlight on my knees,

quietly and sweetly facing afar,

praying for a secret dream.

~ Kongyin

Copyright of the poem is retained by the poet.

Kongyin's books, Gooby and the Dream-Walker and Sun Grass (both in English) have just been published by Kima Global in South Africa, and are sold on Her bilingual poetry collection, The Lantern Carrier, will be published this month by a Chinese press in USA.

Consulting judge this month was Caroline Johnson, Workshop Chair of Poets and Patrons of Chicago.

The next poetry challenge will be posted on May 1.

© Wilda Morris