Editor’s Challenge: April 2018 Selections

dark corredor with bright courtyard at the end

Thanks for all the entries in our Poetry Month challenge. We really appreciate your time since we know there were a lot of other poetry-writing challenges you had to choose from. Please help us spread the word and make the selection even harder! May’s prompt is already live and waiting for your imagination:-)


“Monitor” by Heather Dupont
(This poem will be included in TPT 61.1, which is due out August 2018.)


Stealth Monitor

You stand at the recess of my mind
surveying the surroundings
ready to take out
unwanted prey.
With a whip of your tail
and a swat
from your razor sharp claws
you can sever
unwanted predators
lurking in the corners.
I know despite
your poor night vision
my thoughts are safe
in the darkness
for you are
a stealth monitor.

©2018 Deb Correia
“New Hampshire transplant for 15 years. Love God, nature, writing, music & time with friends. Observer of all things wild and wonderful.”

April word prompt is monitor

April’s Word of the Month prompt

Editor’s Challenge: February 2018 Selections

woman looking through binoculars at Monterey Bay

A big thanks to all the poets who participated in this first Editor’s Challenge. The decision was a tough one, and I hope you all enter (and tell your poet friends to enter) the March challenge. New prompt will be live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.

Member Selection:

“The Sky Must Remember” by Julie A. Dickson
(This poem will be included in TPT 60.2, which goes to the printer on Friday, 9 March 2018.)

Non-member Selection:

Reflection’s Perception

Reflection is perception
Be it a fun house mirror
twisted and distorted
or a cosmetic mirror
bright and bold
magnifying slight imperfections.
Regardless, all reflections
are a lake’s perception
rippling outward
when disrupted.

©2018 Deb Correia

Deb Correia is a lover of God, nature, art, music & writing. Founder of the first ever Myasthenia Gravis Support Group in New Hampshire. Oberver of people & all things.