Tuesday, September 29, 2015


It's time to start thinking about the Seventh Annual Great Genealogy Poetry

As in the past, I'll be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day,
which this year falls on Thursday, November 26th. Deadline for submissions will be
a week before, on Thursday, November 19th. That gives everyone nearly two
months to find (or write) and share their poem or song. If you find one long before
that deadline you can post it on your blog now, but don't forget to send me the link to
it before November 19th!
These are the Challenge rules:

1. Find a poem by a  poet, famous or obscure, about the region
one of your ancestors lived in. It can be about an historical event, a
legend, a person, or even about some place (like a river)or a local
animal. It can even be a poem you or one of your ancestors have written!
0r if you prefer, post the lyrics of a song or a link to a video of someone
performing the song. 

2. Post the poem or song to your blog (remembering to cite the source
where you found it.).  If you wish to enter an older post, you may as long

as long as it has not appeared here in an earlier Poetry Challenge.
3.Tell us how the subject of the poem or song relates to your ancestor's
home or life, or the area of the country where they lived.

4.Submit your post's link here to me by midnight Thursday, November 19th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th!

If  you submit a humorous poem or song that will be entered under the
"Willy Puckerbrush" division. Willy was the late geneablogger Terry
Thornton's alias for some humorous posts and comments.

There you have it, and with nearly two months to work with, I'm hoping that
gives everyone plenty of time to take part this year!


Dorene from Ohio said...

Bill - This is such a fun challenge! Here is my entry:

Kristin said...

I'm so glad I saw this while I have plenty of time to do it. I even have a poem in mind. If I can just find it!

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Bill, you know I look forward to this every year. I just pre-posted my poem to my blog, to be published on November 16th. Here is the permanent link:

Bill West said...

Thanks, Heather!

BeNotForgot said...

Click HERE to read mine, cousin Bill . . . at . . . with excerpts from a lengthy poem about Andover . . . thanks for doing this again!

Schalene Dagutis said...

I look forward to participating this year!

Schalene Dagutis said...

My entry:

Source: Leary, Lewis (editor). The Complete Published Poems of Nathaniel Tucker, Including Columbinus: A Mask, (New York, New York: Delmar Scholar's Facsimiles and Reprints, 1973)