War Relief Diary
The Mennonite Centre serves people in need in Ukraine
Since the horrific invasion by Russia in February, the Canadian-based Mennonite Centre in Ukraine has increased relief work while providing near-daily war updates. These gripping accounts provided the opportunity for me to extract the found poem below (slightly treated).
A tribute to a beautiful bird in this poem that also reflects on bird-safe windows.
Haiku That Wins
What a lovely surprise: I won first place, for the second year in a row, of Semiahmoo Arts' Double Exposure Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge! I'll share a bit about the writing process here.
I was invited to read poetry at White Rock City Hall
I finally did it. I have a website as a writer. I want to welcome you, dear reader, to my fledgling site. I hope you will find it fun and informative.
The other day I entered the writing contest of the Friends of the White Rock Library. It helped sharpen my prose and gave me a project to work on intensively for the month of July. I also just received the final entries to the literary contest of our local writers' club. It's a ton of work, but I'm sure that having a contest inspires people to write things that they never would have written otherwise. It's been that way for me.
Irene Plett is a writer, poet and animal lover living in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.