Welcome to the Anthology Thread for the April 2010 SDMB Poetry Sweatshop. I will begin posting the poems already submitted in the next few replies, and at 7 PM PDT, I will establish a poll to determine the readers’ favourite poem.
I just want to emphasize the importance of voting - the poets are depending for an outside opinion of their work. The poll is by secret ballot, so no one need ever know how you voted. Something different this month - I’ve made this a multiple choice poll to see what effect that has on the voting process.
Please note that the poll is seeking your favourite poem - no deep, arcane knowledge of poetry’s inner workings is required. Whichever poems strike a chord with you, please give them your vote. And, though the choice will be difficult, please take the time to choose at least one poem.
I also want to mention that because of our current working method, all of the following poems will be posted under my user name, which may lead people to think that I am trying to claim authorship. Only one of the following poems is mine - the authors’ names may be found in the spoiler boxes at the bottom of each reply.
The three words this month are:
And so, allow me to present our poets’ work for this month…