Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Poetry Awards Contest

Last week, the Botetourt County Libraries held its poetry award ceremony at the Fincastle Branch Library.

They had a nice crowd. That's my husband in the far right, red shirt and hat.
Library Director Steve Vest was master of ceremonies. He read winning poems if the poet did not put in an appearance.
Charles Finn was the contest judge. He has done this for a number of years.
One of the young award winners.
This fellow's poem was actually a song, which he chose to sing. It was about rock 'n' roll. My husband and I appreciated its message.
My hubby took this photo of me reading my poem. I also took a moment to put on my teacher hat and congratulate and applaud those who submitted a poem. I believe I called it a "quiet kind of courage" and was pleased to see one mother reach up and pat her son on the back as I spoke. I could see she was proud of him.
This is my poem and the 3rd place ribbon I received. The judge's comments were very complimentary.


  1. Congratulations! It's a lovely poem and perfect for reading right about now : ) I'd like to read it again in the dead of winter when it would vividly recall Blackberry Weather.

  2. You have such a great talent for writing.... Love that about you. xox AND, congratulations on your ribbon!

  3. Congrats on your accomplishment, Anita!


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