Sublime Seeds

Planting Seeds Source:

God has given us 

fields for hearts


fertile, fragrant, fecund


bleak, barren, bereft


we allow or forbid

these fields to be





always there are seeds

always there are seeds



Charles Bukowski, the Los Angeles beat poet that captured the depravity of American urbanlife once said, “There is something about writing poetry that brings a man close to the cliff’s edge.” Newsweed is proud to stand in solidarity and offer you a chance to get close to the cliff’s edge with our first Power of Poetry Contest. Are you a budding bard, a versatile versifier, a rhyming regaler? Do you march to the beat of iambic pentameter, or flow like a river with free verse? If so, here’s your opportunity to put your mad poetic chops to the test. Submit an original poem in any form about the following topic: identity.