Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Honored To Have My Poem Included.

 As a judge for the Young Muslim Writers Awards I was asked to contribute to this lovely journal.

Who knew judging could be so difficult?

Six young poets, all ages.  Several submitting more than one poem.  All meaningful and well crafted.  A joy to read.

And I read them over many times.  Tried to be objective, even made a kind of grid for scoring different elements of the poems. 

But heart enters into all of it, the writing and the judging.  That is the beauty.

And here is my contribution to this years journal.  An honor to be included.  A diverse collection and lovely presentation.