Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vote Tuesday for Round Two of March Madness Poetry Tournament!

Howdy, Campers!

Round Two of the 2nd Annual March Madness Poetry Tournament (#MMPoetry2013) is in full swing!

Please vote in this round by Tuesday!  Here's my flight.  (she says hopefully)
Here's the whole live scoreboard.

And here's how participating in this tournament has affected me:

by April Halprin Wayland

There's a Superwoman 
caffeinated rush 
in my veins!

I'm becoming that crazy woman

at the top of the highest rollercoaster
laughing hysterically for fifty-five minutes!

And then, bleary-eyed in the morning, 

wearing my robe and slippers,
finding a severed head

in the vegetable bin 

of my refrigerator
next to the iceberg lettuce

when I read my poem
posted for all to see
and realize

it doesn't scan
the way it seemed to

last night.

poem © 2013 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

My opponent this round is the wonderfully original writer and poet, Buffy Silverman.

                                                                   ...wisssssh me luck...


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Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for sharing how participating in this challenge makes feel, April. You are so brave to do it! I'm amazed at the quality of the poems you and the other participants have produced under this kind of pressure.