Do you have young writer in your family? Live Oak Public Libraries is now accepting entries for the 2009 Young Writers Contest. The theme is Johnny Mercer.
The poem may be in any format, e.g. haiku, sonnet, acrostic, ballad,
cinquain, quatrain, etc., including free form verse. Maximum length is
20 lines; longer poems will be disqualified. There is no minimum
length. Poems will be judged on creativity and clever use of the
Students are encouraged to use the following words fromMercer songs:
moon, river, night, beam,
dance, sorrow, paradise, pineapple, pink, cowboy, ruckus, cry, cool,
books, smile, positive, snake, poor, phony, mamma, cat, matador,
sailor, lake, dreams, gypsies, butterfly, footloose, echo, barefoot,
yodel, banana, suds, rain, darling, egghead.
I'd like to read that poem. Deadline is Oct. 28th.
For more details see this SMN story: