Thanks so much to everyone who has read and looked up the lines of poetry for the contest. I’ve had a great time! A special thanks to everyone who is going to submit an original Love Flower Poem. I’m really looking forward to these! And for our last line of poetry, because you’ve probably heard this somewhere already …
“O MY Luve ‘s like a red, red rose
That ‘s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve ‘s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune!”
Remember to please send everything in by midnight on 2/14. I will do my best to make the announcement on 2/15. And –BONUS — if you tweet or link to my interview with fellow Tenner C.J. Omololu (also posted today), you get another entry and chance to win FHN.
Here are the details again:
What goes together better than love, flowers, and poetry?
Not much I say, so to celebrate the <3 you holiday, I’m having a fun and literary contest. The lucky winner will receive:
1) a signed hardback copy of Forget-Her-Nots as soon as I get one (I’m hoping by the end of the contest!)
2) FHN swag, including buttons, temporary tattoos, signed bookmarks, and cool postcards to send your friends.
3) a bouquet of flowers delivered to your doorstep (kind of flowers TBD). (Flower delivery to US only. All else is international.)
So how do you enter?
Each day between now and 2/13, I will post lines of poetry that feature love and flowers. All you have to do is look up the lines, read the poem, and write down the name of the poet and the name of the poem. The former-English-teacher in me has picked a variety of poems, three of which are quoted in Forget-Her-Nots!
OR, for the creatively inclined, you can write an original love flower poem of at least ten lines. The best three poems, as determined by me and several learned judges, including Kate at The Neverending Shelf, will be featured on my blog the week of 2/15.
So, to summarize, you get entries by doing each of the following:
1 – tweeting about the contest and leaving a comment on this blog;
1 – posting about the contest and leaving a comment on this blog;
12 – keeping track of the 12 poems and poets and emailing me the list at email@example.com by 2/14 at midnight. (Yes, it will be prorated if you don’t get all 12 — one for each poem & poet.)
12 – writing your own love flower poem! You go, girl.
Questions? Excited? Leave a comment.
The Fine Print: Giveaway is open internationally to anyone age 13 or older. (Excluding flower delivery internationally. Will make up for it if winner is international.) Prize winner will be announced on Twitter and here, so please provide info for me to contact you easily. The contest is over on 2/14 at midnight. Prize must be claimed by 2/20.
Thanks so much for entering! Happy reading!