Well, here it is, April first -- spring is supposed to be sproinging, but from all accounts I've heard it's still pretty...well, Canadian out there.
So to take your mind off the snow and wet and floods...how about a new contest here at Darby Central?
It's National Poetry Month, and we are going to celebrate with a book give-away each week. The winner will receive a copy of my new book A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, plus a copy of a book of Canadian poetry. (More on that title, later.)
Here's what you have to do to win this week. We're going to start with a subject near and dear to my heart -- skateboarding. Because riding a board is such a phat and phun phenomena, it needs a snappy poetic form. How about a limerick?
Here's one to get you started...
Now, it's your turn. Surely...SURELY you can do better than this...!**
Enter as often as you like -- one limerick at a time.
No illustration required, of course -- it's the poetry that feeds us, man.
We're already doing a draw on Friday, April 3 for CC Humphrey's book, so let's make this draw for next Friday... April 10th, that is. And if you post about this contest on your own blog (or give us a tweet on twitter) and link back to show us where, Maurice and I will throw your name into the hat an extra time.
Okay -- let's do it. Show us your limerick, throw in a skateboard and a new book could be yours!
And I promise we'll elevate the poetic form for the next draw. Maurice is fond of a decent sonnet...
A boarder named Darby was skating
Along Yonge Street when she hit a large grating
Through the air she did fly
In the blink of an eye
Now a body-cast she's contemplating.
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