Thursday, April 07, 2011

National Poetry Month Giveaway

Dear Friends,
Lindsey and I have decided to do Poetry Thursday a bit different this week. 
Instead we are kicking off a celebration for National Poetry Month. 
Dan has a tradition where he writes a poem a day for the month of April to celebrate.  
Lindsey and I decided to take a favorite poem or line from a poem and put it out there in our world and photograph it. 

To Dorothy

You are not beautiful, exactly.
You are beautiful, inexactly.
You let a weed grow by the mulberry
And a mulberry grow by the house.
So close, in the personal quiet
Of a windy night, it brushes the wall
And sweeps away the day till we sleep.

A child said it, and it seemed true:
"Things that are lost are all equal."
But it isn't true. If I lost you,
The air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow.
Someone would pull the weed, my flower.
The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you,
I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.

Marvin Bell

We have also decided that National Poetry Month deserves a special giveaway.
So we are making up a package filled with a $20 Amazon giftcard, a Starbucks card, poetry, vintage postcards, something pretty (picked out special for the winner) and a print of Amanda Atkins' amazing painting The Demise of the First Poet I Ever Fell Prey To.

So here's the deal, pick out a favorite poem or line from a poem and take it to a place where you live and photograph it.
Let us know here or on Lindsey's blog that you are entering the giveaway.
Email your photo and poem to or
Then tell your friends about it.
Blog, facebook, or twitter about it and let us know and you will get more entries.

Most importantly, have fun with this...let's celebrate poetry.

Happy National Poetry Month,
Fritzi Marie and Lindsey

p.s. Bono B. will pick the winner next Thursday and we will feature your entries.
UPDATE: We are extending the deadline for another week or so.  So, please enter.


lindsey said...

fingers crossed that people will be brave enough to enter! so in love with your poem and photo. sending you tons of thursday love! and here's to dorothy!


felicia said...

Oh Kitty I do love your creative ideas! You always encourage me to stretch outside of where I am comfortable. I have an odd relationship with poetry because of my English classes in high school. I never "got" poetry, well, the interpretations the teachers were looking for anyway. It was hard and I started to hate it.
I run away from poetry, but I want to run to it. I want to love it!
I will chose a poem or line and photograph it, for you and for me!

felicia said...

braggin about you on facebook xoxo

felicia said...

and on twitter too...but i can't figure out how to send a link....hmmm...
anyway i'm @feliciawoodhous on twitter x

Kitty said...

Dearest Felicia,

YOU are too cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with in your neck of the woods. I imagine you see pretty everyday in Great Britian. I romanticize everything about Europe. I imagine you are living like Beatrix Potter with your cute little bunnies. I like to think of you that way. It makes me happy.


Marsinah {mar-see-na} said...

Hey there! Issaquah is the same old. Waiting for the sunny days to come around. The cherry blossoms are blooming- i was able to see the trees at UW. Hope all is well with you!

Eloise In NY said...

this is great! how fun!

heather said...

you honestly do always come up with the most awesome ideas! just beautiful!

Micaela said...

oh my goodness, i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! i'm off tomorrow so please count me in because you'll get my contribution tomorrow... BEAUTIFUL idea from beautiful girls xoxo!!!

Jill said...

I sent you some pictures. I also facebooked and tweeted (@jillcdunn--sorry don't know how to link the exact tweet)the giveaway. I have big plans to blog about it tonight. I'll post the link to the blog entry when I do.

Jill said...

Here's my blog post:

J and T said...

I came across your blog through a friend. Hope you don't mind that I am participating. I'm sending you an email and have posted on my blog. Thanks!


Karina Pacheco said...

Hi Fritzi :)

I am just now emailing you my entry's. Thank you for this brilliant idea :)