Do you want to share your poetry with the City of Orlando?
The City of Orlando encourages you to find your poetic voice in our community writing challenge, Words and Wonders.
What is poetry’s favorite subject? Some say love, some say inner life musings or personal experience. But in the vast sweep of poetry throughout the ages, one subject never fails—the natural world. Wordsworth long ago found renewal and solace in the countryside, and today’s ecological poets teach us the importance of protecting our fragile environment.
For this round of our poetry contest for Central Florida wordsmiths, we welcome your poems about our unique natural surroundings. Give us your hiking poems, your kayak poems, your riding-to-the-beach-on-a-motorcycle poems. Maybe poems about fishing, surfing, birding, hiking, lying in a hammock staring at the trees. Your kid’s first swim in one of our local springs, the sounds of evening in the summer—think with your senses and conjure your own Florida nature poem.