Jar of Poetry’s First Event

Hello from my side of the world!

As you’ve noticed, no poems today.

Should this be considered a personal entry then? Meh… 🀣

I wanted to record it but having just finished another audiobook, I thought it best to rest my voice before another project.

Anyway, can you believe Poetry Month starts next week?! I’m excited!

I want to make this a memorable month of reading, sharing, and involving myself more with the same Poetry Community that made me feel at home here on WordPress. That’s when the idea of holding JOP’s First Poetry Event came to mind.

Since we’re all hanging out indoors, might as well make this interesting, right?!

Starting today and for the month of April, I will post up a “Bounty” for a specific type of poem and then share it on Sundaysβ€”my normal posting day. Yes, credit will be given to the writer. If you’re already following JOP and would like to participate, keep reading.

The rules are simple:

  • In order to participate, you “MUST” be following the blog (you can unfollow once this is done, but I doubt it πŸ˜‚ )
  • Use the element(s) for the week and write a poem (simple-ish)
  • Only “1” poem can be entered for the week (Multiple entries from the same writer will be disqualified for that week. So choose your poem carefully)
  • Once you’ve decide on the poem that you would like to enter, use the graphic below, somewhere on your post (I follow most of you, so you don’t have to tag me or whatever. I’ll be on the lookout for it πŸ˜‰ )

The graphic will change for each week

Simple, right?!

Let’s get to the rewards:

  • I will “REBLOG” that poem (your work deserves to be recognized)
  • With the winner’s permission, I will feature it on Jar of Poetry and write a little blurp as to why I chose it. The choice will be made on Saturdays, EST. (creativity and meaningβ€”both to the poet and reader, really matter the most for me to make my choice)
  • For each “Bounty”, I will Pay You $25 via PayPal or Donate it to a charity of your choice (make sure your Contact Page is available)

Why am I doing this?

First, why not?

Second, poetry means a lot to me. As a poetry enthusiast, I love the art and all its forms. Whether it’s how one sees the world or something completely silly, putting the effort into those carefully chosen words mean something to you. And that’s why I respect poets so much. I would also like to contribute my part in keeping this art form alive and well.

And lastly, I’m not doing this for Followers or Recognition. By now, you should know that I do things that sound fun or interesting to me. If you didn’t know that, surprise!

There’s no need to “Repost/Reblog” or share on social media (too much work honestly). It just makes things easier. I won’t be participating, so expect my normal posts on Sundays along with the winning poem.

If you would like to participate, then here is the week’s “Bounty

A Freeverse poem about your favorite food

Make me feel what you feel when you have your favorite dish. Convince me to try it. What memory is attached to that particular meal/snack?

Before I go, a big “Congratulations” to Ms. Sue from skyenatureblog.com for publishing her poetry book!

If you have any questions about this little “Event” or just want to chat, don’t be shy to email me!

Take Care


  1. I will try again. Thank you for dreaming up this first project for your fans. May your jar be filled with dining peasures and poetry
    that makes your mouth water…I barely made the deadline! It was fun! I look forward to nibbling on all of the poems inspired by your
    fans & friends…A welcome pineapple for all of you…🍍

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    1. Thank you for the pineapple 😁

      As long as you have fun with the idea, then it makes this whole thing worthwhile. ☺

      There are more challenges ahead and I’ll be posting the next one at 10 am (EST). 😊


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  3. Ahaaa!! This is amazing, John, sounds so much fun. Also your generosity is admirable.
    I love this week’s prompt…food…mhmm πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
    I will see what I can do with it 😊.

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  4. Wow…. John…. this is all kinds of incredible. Amazed!!! What Rachel said above… and just some more wow. What a beautiful, and indeed, generous and creative, project idea. So grateful and impressed. Will be something for us all to look forward to — reading the winning poems every week! Followed by your own goodnesses! Hugs, and universal poetic thanks, for all of it. ❀︎ πŸ™πŸŒŒ πŸ’›πŸ”†

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