Bards of the Lake

Poetry sharing among the Lake Cane community

April's Poetry Contest Winner: Shawn Berg!

Life of the Lake

your splashing towards me with a breeze
Hoping to call me to the waters Edge
I dip a toe
But must walk away until the morning

white-bird

This Month's Poetry Submissions

By Paul Felker

The greatest choice
We get to make
Is how and where
We spend our time

May our lives be
A pursuit of joy
Full of joy, love,
Laughter, and rhyme!

There is a place
Where dear friends
Can always
Be near

A place where
The water is great
No matter the
Time of year!

Lake Cane is
The lake for
The kind, the wise,
And the bold!

A home to
Stupendous swimmers
Whether you’re 8 or
80 years old!

Every moment
Of every season
No moment
Is dim!

The happiest
People on Earth
Are peolpe
Who swim!

Our pursuit can be
A pursuit for more
When we’re joined on
Our endeavour

The greatest moments
Of our lives
Are when we choose
To be together!

By George Mann

There was a fine swimmer named Luck
A quick young man with a buck
He opened his place
To all who would race
Then he bested them all with his duck

Duck in a reflecting blue lake

In Abstentia - By Barb Abney

While I'm out on the trail,
I monitor the lake via email.
Facebook brings me pictures and words,
sometimes a chuckle when I see animals and birds.
On Easter I saw Father Tom,
and pictured an image of a greater Kingdom.
I've seen sunrises and first timers aplenty,
I tried to count but lost track at twenty.
One learns out the wilderness,
to appreciate sweet joy's like this.
Now if I could just figure out,
how to make an app with a waterspout.

Lake Cane - By Joe Mattern

The First One In
The Last One Out
Together We Win
I Have No Doubt

In You I Excel
Thinking As Clear As A Bell

You Help Me Inspire & Motivate
Out Of Respect, I Am Never Late

I Am A Better Man Because Of You
And For That, Thank You!

The Lake Cane Poetry Calendar

The destination of winners

  • See who made it into this year's calendar...

Submit Your Own Poem Here

Use the form below to submit your poem and take a shot at a $50 prize!

Tom's Poetry Contest Rules

1. Keep your toe in the water (Try to make a connection with something aquatic)

2. Keep it on a calendar page (Shoot for something between a Haiku and a Sonnet)

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