Open Space A to Z Winner!
ralphsc at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 25 04:57:26 PDT 1999
The winninng Open Space A to Z poem is No. 13, shown below. The winning
poet is CHRIS CORRIGAN of Vancouver, BC, Canada. His poem, "Holding the
Space," received three times as many votes as the second place finisher.
For good measure, here's his entry one more time.
HOLDING THE SPACE
A brilliantly choreographed dance emerges.
Faces glow happily.
I'm just keeping low, minding nothing,
observing people, quietly ruminating,
until various worldly x-periences yield zonally
Congratulations, Chris!! Way to yield zonally!
And just for good measure, here's another little poem that was submitted.
It didn't make the ballot because it doesn't even come close to "A to
Z." But I like it. It's by Don Feretti, also of Canada.
The circle is intimidating
but soon becomes
my secret friend.
Beckoning me back
to more heart felt times
calling me to Be
who I really am.
Thanks to all who entered for stirring our hearts and delighting our
If you also want a copy of John Adams' excellent new book, "Thinking
Today As If Tommorow Mattered," it's available from me (and not from
stores) for US$17.95 including shipping and handling. Make out a check
to me, Ralph Copleman, and send it to:
44 Titus Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA
Chris, your copy is on its way.
Now, everybody go out and write a poem.
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