I am SO thrilled and excited! My poem, “How I Learned,” won the Rooted and Winged
My thanks to Luanne Castle, whose new poetry book, Rooted and Winged, is coming soon, and eagerly awaited by all. And of course, a big thank you to the judges: K.E. Ogden, Suanne Schafer, and Elizabeth Gauffreau. Congratulations to finalists:
*Jess L. Parker
*Stephanie L. Harper
You can read my poem and more about the contest here.
Congratulations, Merril! And to be in such fine company as the finalists is quite significant.
Thank you very much, Ken. Yes, I’m surprised and honored!
Congratulations Merril! What wonderful news 😊 and a wonderful poem!
Thank you so much, Ingrid! I’m very pleased and very surprised! 😊
Wonderful Merril! Well deserved and many congratulations!!!
Thank you so much, Susan!
Congratulations! News like that makes us all walk taller. 🙂
Thank you! That’s very kind. 😊
Congratulations, Merril! Excellent news!
Thank you, Jill!
Congratulations to you and the other finalists, Merril!! It was a real pleasure to judge the Rooted and Winged contest entries.
Thank you so much, Liz! 💙
You’re welcome, Merril!
Congratulations 🎊 not at all surprised, dear gifted poetess.
Aww–that’s very kind. Thank you, Rene!
Congratulations ! That’s wonderful 💕👏👏👏💕
Thank you so much! 😊
Wonderful! Congratulations, my friend.
Thank you so much, Dale! I’m amazed!
Congratulations, M. A really fine work. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for reading it and for your kind words, Ron.!
Wonderful, wonderful news, Merril! Congratulations!!
Thank you so much, Marie! I’m excited!
Congratulations, Merril! Wonderful news and a fantastic poem. 💙
Aww–thank you so much, Punam! 💙
oh, wow! huge congrats are in order
Thank you very much, Beth! 😊
Congratulations to you for the win!!
Bravo for your work!!
Thank you very much!
I’m not surprised you’ve been honored–again. Congratulations, Merril! 😀
Thank you very much, Marian! 😊
Congratulations! the perfect subject for you–just beautiful. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe. 💙
What a lovely and commendable achievement you have attained!
Wishing you a wonderfully productive August doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!
Thank you so much for your very kind words and thoughts, SoundEagle!
Wishing you all the best, too. 😊
Congrats Merril 🙂
Thank you, Paul! 😊
Well deserved, your poem is wonderful.
Thank you so much, Paul! 💙
My pleasure 😊
Very well done, Merril. A beautiful poem recognised by those who know
Thank you so much, Derrick. 😊
This is truly a wonderful poem and great honor Merril. Congratulations!~. Well deserved and to the finalists as well! 💖👏👏👏
Aww–thank you so very much, Cindy!❤️❤️