What do all these people have in common? Well, they’re all poets in case you didn’t know it. On Nov. 21 2009, two years ago to the day, Jonathan Losos contributed the first Anole Annals blog post. The post contained a few of my Anolis themed haikus including:
Poe named an anole
Ponder, weak, weary.
Perched on a warm day,
Dewlap dewlap dewlap dew –
In celebration of two years and 369 anole-related posts that followed, Anole Annals is hosting a poetry slam for all you anole wordsmiths out there.
Over the next two weeks, we challenge you to create a poem or poems in any form (e.g. haiku, limerick, sonnet, lyric, quatrain etc.). The only requirement is that they relate to anoles in some way. Submit your poem to AA in the comment section of this post (use the Anoles in Art and Literature category link on the right side of the AA main page to help you re-find this post when it is buried by subsequent posts). On Monday, December 4th, I’ll compile all the entries into a new post where members of the AA community can vote for their favorite entry. Voting rules are still being determined but will likely be some sort of run-off procedure.
The winner of the contest will get front page billing for their poem on AA along with his or her picture. Imagine the prestige! Also, if enough people contribute poems and consent, I’ll edit the poems into a single electronic volume that will be linked to AA permanently, bestowing internet glory upon all contributors. So, renew your poetic license and get your poem on!