I am honoured to announce the publication of my poem ‘Star of Wonder‘ as part of Spillwords Christmas. Please head over to Spillwords to read the poem. You may notice this is a different version to the one posted on this blog earlier in the week. I’d love to know your thoughts about which version you prefer, and why!
Thanks as ever to Dagmara and the editorial team at Spillwords for your continued support of my work, and that of so many other talented poets and writers.
P.S. A reminder that today is the last day to send me your sonnets for tomorrow’s Festive Sonnet Sunday: there is still space to feature more poetry on this blog, so get your iambic pentameter on and email me: email@example.com!
left my heart on spillwords version but I prefer blog version … maybe because it includes the environmental aspect! For wide publication best to go with the more traditional version … both are good 🙂
Thanks Kate! I think the environmental aspect added something too 😊
that’s because we are that way inclined, for general publication the other was no doubt the best option 🙂
I didn’t add the environmental bit until later, but I would’ve submitted it if I had!
ah, that makes sense … Spillwords take a while to publish.
well done Ingrid
Congratulations, young lady!
Many thanks (especially for the ‘young’ bit 😂)!
👍 You are welcome.
Congratulations, Ingrid! I’m not sure which version I prefer. I keep changing my mind! 🤣
Well I’m glad it gave you pause for thought! 😅
Hahaha. Yes. I’d probably not make it as a poetry editor though.
Congratulations, Ingrid! I love reading the Spillword’s annual series and yours melds right into the festive spirit. I find I prefer the version of the poem published at Spillwords, as it seems to be more refined to its point and singular in its story.
Thanks for sharing both!
Thank you, Jaya! I am glad you liked the poem 😊
Thank you! 🥂
I love this poem here and there but more hear cuz I can NEVER sign into Spill words.
I actually have something to submit. lol 🤣
It range so beautifully true for the season in a song of poetry. Reminded me of Starry Starry night at the end. 💖👏
Thank you Cindy! 🥰 you should definitely submit something, you don’t even need to sign in 😅
oh geez….. it makes me to sign in just like you there. 🤷♀️💖 thanks I think i will
Both are great, Ingrid, but I prefer the Spillwords version. That may be my inclination towards shorter poetry. Ironically, my favorite stanza is from Star of Wonder/Tumbledown (especially its last line).
“I dream of childhood
without dread or fear
long-gone December days
haunting my always.”
Thank you for reading both, and for your thoughtful comments, Ken!
A beautiful poem. Young children make Christmas magical.
Thank you Sherry 😊
Bravo, Ingrid! 🎉
Thanks Michele 🥰
Congratulations from the bottom of my heart Ingrid!
Thank you so much Gabriela! You are so supportive always, and I really appreciate it! 🥰
My pleasure Ingrid. I wish I could give more hearts to your beautiful poem.
I like the new look. Don’t you?
The new look Spillwords?
Congratulations, Ingrid! What a beautiful poem filled with truth and hope. I loved it. ☺️
So glad you liked it, Jeff, thank you! 😊
You’re welcome, Ingrid. Always! ☺️
Can I like both for different reasons? The spillwords version for its sweet succintity and the blog version for its luscious loquaciousity. 🙂
You most certainly can, thank you!
Most welcome. 🙂
Have a great day, Ingrid.
Hi Ingrid. I enjoyed both poems. The Spillwords poem is a lovely heartfelt piece and takes me back to my childhood when innocence was more prevalent. Your poem with the environmental bit adds a different aspect and brings to mind how quickly our lives and our beloved side of nature can be turned upside down.
I gave a heart to your Spillwords poem and I am honored to say my poem, A Splendid Time of the Years, is also part of the Spillwords Christmas which is the first time one of poems has been featured out of the several I have written.
Thank you, and congratulations!
My pleasure, Ingrid.