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Footsteps Over

Posted in Image Poetry, One Shoot, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by dustus

*The following poem is offered in response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. This wonderful prompt was shot by photographer Iquanyin Moon, featured today on One Shoot Photography Sunday. Come check out some great shots & the interview by Chris Galford! 

You cannot see me
Hidden beyond the frame
Roasting on a sun-caked dune
So far lost to ever explain

Spare white t-shirt
Patting sweat off face
When beads fall into
Unctuous sizzles
Shrinks in form
Penumbral stains

Kind of like us
I guess
Meaning does not stay
These footsteps raised
Over journeys gone
Hallucinating from scorching rays
As the sun beats merciless
And I whisper her name
Feeling we may only find
Footsteps over someone’s grave


*The above poem was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. Check it out! Everyone is always welcome to play along with the challenges. Thank you. Also, One Stop has been nominated for a Shorty Award in #ART CATEGORY

So if you like what we do & wish to show your support, then click on the logo and tweet your vote. (*You have to be a twitter user prior to start of this contest & provide a reason in your tweet/vote). Thank you!


One Stop Poetry celebrates poet Langston Hughes!

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2011 by dustus

Today over at OSP, Pete Marshall celebrates one of my favorite poets, Langston Hughes!

And we have a new site (which I absolutely love being a WordPress fan). 

Anyway, check it out! Here’s the link…
A Saturday Celebration: Langston Hughes

The Arts Web Show… Video Result of the Humorous Poem Contest

Posted in Blog, Humor?, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by dustus

If you’ve been following my work a long time, or know a thing or two about the blog scene, then you’ll probably recognize Richard North (aka Kseverny) and his 1-man cast of characters known as The Arts Web Show from out of the UK.

Richard & I have known each other since I began posting online, and truth be told (I’ve said this before), his continuous encouragement helped me through what was a rough beginning to blogging. In fact, his encouragement challenged me to be more creative and made me reconsider quitting.

Anyway, a few weeks ago when I hosted One Shot Wednesday, I announced a humorous poem contest. In the spirit of good fun, many poets submitted poetry for the consideration of having it read in a creative way in an Arts Web Show skit—for which Richard does all the production & continues to build a following.

Eric Alder

To make a long story short, I forwarded all the entries to Richard without names attached, and he selected a poem by poet, writer, and photoblogger Eric “Bubba”Alder for a creative poetry reading.

*It will also be my pleasure to spotlight Eric on One Stop Poetry, which will be posted at noon EST. So stay check that out later today.

Check out The Arts Web Show…
Click Here 4 The Arts Web Show: Episode 7 entitled “Happy days”

Thank You!