Thursday, August 2, 2012

Poetic Captions: Round 'Em Up Contest

Poetry Friday is here again and I’m hosting this weeks round-up. This is my first time hosting Poetry Friday so I thought I would hold a contest.  The rules are pretty simple. 
  • Come up with a caption or a line for the illustration below.
  • Post your caption or line in the comment section along with your full name.
I will pick a winner and use his/her caption in a poem. The contest is open to everyone. Contest closes on August 17 at midnight (mountain time). The winner will be announced in September.  The prize will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card. If you want to see the past winner click here

Now if you are here for the round-up please enter your name in the linky below. You don't have to be part of the round-up to enter the contest. 

Can you come up with a caption for this image?

If you liked this post please let others know. This will be my last post until September as I'm taking a blog-cation. During my time off I plan on revamping my blog and website. I'll see ya in September until then dare to write the impossible

Looking back to past posts

32 comments:

  1. Wooops! Excuse me, but it happens in this neck of the woods a lot.

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  2. I put links up, but the posts won't appear until after midnight. Thanks for letting me post so early!

    Here's my caption: I used to have a waist...

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  3. Thanks for hosting, Rena. Love the title of your blog.
    Here's my new poem, an ode to "Country Roads"
    @ The FATHER GOOSE Blog

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  4. Hi, Rena! Thanks for hosting. (Caption? Hmm.... Maybe, "I'd better lay off the honey.")

    Today I'm featuring my first haiku to appear in FROGPOND, along with one from my 14-year-old niece appearing in the same issue! (She won a contest.)
    http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=868008

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  5. Howdy, Rena--thanks for hosting today! Caption: I wonder who the Mystery Guest TeachingAuthor is today?

    Okay, that's blatant advertising...sorry. How's this:
    "I get so nervous watching those Olympic gymnastic trials..."

    Come by TeachingAuthors.com for our book giveaway and to guess which VIPP (Very Important Poetry Person)is our Mystery Guest today!

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  6. Hi Rena, thank you so much for hosting this week. Iphigene is posting this week for Poetry Friday with Robin Robertson's "Sorrow" http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/poetry-friday-robin-robertsons-sorrow/
    My caption: "This is one heavy tree. Enough workout for the day." :)

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  7. Thanks for hosting, Rena! Having a contest is a great idea. :-)

    I love everyone's captions. Here's mine: "This snail race sure is exciting!"

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  8. Thanks for hosting, Rena! Love your tag line "dare to write the impossible." How wonderful and inspiring! I will do just that. :) As for a caption:

    Did I just fall out of a tree?

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  9. Rena, thanks for hosting. I just discovered that NPR is running a Poetry Games. There are five poems to vote for -- each represents a different Olympic sport. Each poem in the running for gold also represents a different country.

    "Lifting" by Ouyang Yu and the link to the rest of the poems is at http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2012/08/poetry-friday-nprs-poetry-games.html.

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  10. Hi Rena,
    Thanks for hosting, my co-blogger April didn't have the direct link to our TeachingAuthors post when she shared her comment. Here it is:
    http://www.teachingauthors.com/2012/08/mystery-guest-teachingauthor-and-book.html
    I hope you'll come by and enter OUR contest. :-)

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  11. Hi Rena
    There was a young woman named Rena
    A boisterous bold ballerina.
    She broke all the rules
    Of all strict ballet schools
    So they sent her a graceful subpoena.
    Thanx for hosting Poetry Friday. Speaking of Grace,
    Over @ The Florian Cafe, Lord Allen Ginsberg has a New Stanza for Amazing Grace http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

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    1. Cool. Thanks for the poem. I was a bit of rebel when I was younger so I no doubt would have been kicked out of a ballet school!

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  12. Hi Rena, thank you for hosting today. Here's my caption: "Guess I won't be joining in today; I'm stuck on a log!" What fun to create a caption, although it's not easy! I loved reading everyone's above!

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  13. Thanks for hosting, Rena! How fun to have a contest for us, and LUCKY YOU to get a Douglas Florian LIMERICK in your comments!! What a nice guy he is!

    Here's my caption: "Only three more weeks until school...where has the summer gone?"

    (Yes, that's actually ME talking!!"

    Mary Lee Hahn

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  14. Okay, so I just figured out we were supposed to put the links before the comments! I'm feeling a little like the bear, but I think I'm with the program now. Thanks - fun system!

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  15. Rena,

    I presented you with the Blog On Fire Award...you can pick it up here...http://www.donasdays.blogspot.com

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  16. In keeping with the Olympics: The Balance Log is Challenging.
    Jone rush MacCulloch

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  17. Thanks for hosting Rena and have a lovely blog break :)

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  18. Fun contest! Thanks for hosting today. I will try and come up with a catchy line.

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  19. Thanks for hosting, Rena. My post is about Kenji Miyazama's poem "Be not defeated by the rain", cited in the wonderful Tomo anthology edited by Holly Thompson:

    http://www.papertigers.org/wordpress/poetry-friday-be-not-defeated-by-the-rain/

    And my caption:

    "I'm feeling a little 'boughed' down today..."

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  20. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is "Extra innings: baseball poems" selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Scott Medlock.

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  21. Caption: "Like a slump on a log"

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  22. Rena,
    I am not plugged into Poetry Friday! I'll have to follow a while and learn about it.
    I'll add a caption just for fun:
    Ah dunno! I was sittin' on a limb...er...and then timber!!!

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    1. Haha nice Penny. My poetic caption contests are open to everyone.

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