Absolutely. Poetry either kicks you in the pants or it doesn't. I've narrowed my list down to 8, all of which I love for very different reasons. Now, the stewing begins!I found my favourite before I'd even read all of them. With me and poetry it's a love-at-first-sight kind of thing.
Instructions for voting:
Print out the poems.
After printing them out, fold each into a tiny origami figure of one of the U.S. Presidents. Do not duplicate your Presidents, but use a different one for each poem.
Then, place each President carefully, so as not to muss his hair, in an empty and thoroughly washed SPAM can, of which 26 have been provided by mysterious forces.
Each can is sealed with a melted wax blend made of ancient Crayolas and Turtle Wax. This you should have on hand.
Blindfolded, you must take each can up, hold it aloft, and hurl it out a window to the ground. Though there will not be 26 windows available in most dwellings, you must rotate through all available windows, until each can is hurled.
I'd wondered that. My own inclination was not to discuss any of the individual poems in an open thread, but more the contest generally, the process of judging, and such like.
Besides how the poets might feel, I'm not sure (in a contest) that I want to sway anyone with my own insights about the poems.