I think it's time for another poetry contest. The theme of this contest is 'for love of a place.' The poem should reflect love of a place-anyplace-your childhood home, homeland, school, vacation spot, a place that you hold sacred, a room in your house, a vacation spot, a city...I think you get the idea. My prime example of this is from Shakespeare's "King Richard II":
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
Dover Beach is another fine example of this. It may be that I've done one similar to this, but it's been awhile, so, poets, pick up your pens. The deadline will be July 31st.
Send me your poem in a private PM. Do not post your poem elsewhere on the site or reveal yourself in any way as the author until the winner is announced. Once all poems are submitted we will have about three weeks to vote for the winner.