Wednesday, October 09, 2013


Just a reminder about the approaching deadline and submission rules
for the Fifth Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge:

As in the past , I'll be posting the links to the submissions on Thanksgiving Day,
which this year falls on Thursday, November 27th. Deadline for submissions
will be a week before, on Thursday, November 20th. That gives everyone three
months from today 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 if you
wish, just don't forget to send me the link to it before November 20th!
These are the Challenge rules:

1. Find a poem by a local poet, famous or obscure, from 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.)

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 20th
and I'll publish all links to the entries on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th!

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.

So there's about a month and a half left to the deadline. I've already gotten
some great entries, and hope to  see more soon!


mdingrimsby said...

Okay here is my submission:

Barbara Poole said...

Bill, here is my Poem. Many thanks.

BeNotForgot said...

Hi cousin Bill . . . FYI, Dear Home Faces is ready to read at . . .

BeNotForgot said...

Hope it's OK if I submit two??? . . . The Night the Stars Fell . . .

John said...


Here is another entry. This one written by an ancestor, my great grandmother.

As I mentioned in the post, it is a very sad poem to me since it is written after she lost three young children and was dying herself (at age 34). It reminds me of how fragile life was not so very long ago and of how far we have come in defeating childhood diseases in this country even as other areas of the world still suffer the same pains of lost children as our ancestors did.

Unknown said...

Here is my entry link.

Ancestors with the spirit of Granite founded the Granite State. Oh, what beauty the state does provide.

Unknown said...

Is the deadline Wednesday the 20th or Thursday the 21st? You blog states Thursday the 20th.

Bill West said...

Hmm. That should be Thursday the 21st.