Winner of the Poetry Giveaway

This past week, we held a giveaway contest where folks were asked to leave a comment on our blog post that was a 3-line poem that has something to do with pens, inks and fine writing. I was really surprised and delighted at the quality of the entries that we received during the week. However, there could only be one winner of the Rhodia Webnotebook prize. We picked an entry at random by assigning each poem as a number and running a random-number-generator to pick the entry.

And the winner is....
Congrats Darrylman66! The above was just a part of his poem, which ends with my favorite lines:
Everyone wishes to stop
and Write, Before they drop
But my pen has lost it's top
In the land, where dreams and lives go “ker-plop”
Darryl, e-mail us through our Goldspot Helpdesk with your shipping information and your choice of Rhodia Webbie that you would like us to mail you.

Honorable Mentions : Luisa Igloria61 

When I Write To You, I Love

not the instrument itself,
but the way it moves across the grain
of paper: the way the lines scroll
through misty rain, trailing
the hush of bamboo forests,
the solemn march of letters formed,
brown rows of wild chestnut
and field horsetail; the shy blush
of Kosumosu fall cherries, the tender
ocher of rice ears. But to tell you again
of how I feel for you, I would choose
either the vivid purple of morning glories---
or better yet, a little sleeve of Murasaki
laid against the backdrop of Tsuki-yo Night Sky.

Charles L.
Baystate Concord Grape
Killed my Al-Star. My new friend?
 For Luisa and Charles : please send an e-mail through our helpdesk to claim your prize - a $10 Goldspot Pens gift code that you can use for your pen & ink purchases on Goldspot.com.

A big THANKS goes out to everyone who participated. If you would like to read the other poems that were submitted, you may view them in the Discuss comments of our Giveaway blog post. I know one of the comments we had was that the Discuss threads were tough to format for line breaks and spacing. Perhaps we'll do this on Facebook next time instead so that the poems can be correctly formatted without frustration. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Fine Writing Giveaway in Honor of National Poetry Month

Here at Goldspot, we love to encourage any action that puts pen to paper. Whether it comes in the form of journaling, writing poetry, note-taking, drawing, and doodling, etc., any excuse to take out your beautiful writing instrument is worthwhile. In honor of National Poetry Month, we would like to run a little giveaway to foster some creativity amongst our readers, who are mostly very creative (whether or not they know it).

Now's the time to let your inner Shakespeare shine...

The Prize : A Rhodia Webnotebook (5.5" x 8.5" size) with your choice of grid, lined or blank pages to capture your writing, thoughts and anything in between.

How Do I Enter? : Leave a comment on this post with a poem that is original and uniquely written by you. The Topic - PENS, of course. Write about your love of writing instruments, the deep feeling of regret in losing your favorite pen, the need to restore sanity with ink and paper. The poem should at least be 3 lines, but is not required to rhyme. You have until Friday, April 13th at 2pm (Eastern US Time) to enter.

The Winner : Since poetry is very subjective in judging, the lucky recipient of the Rhodia Webbie will be randomly selected from the entries that we receive. If there are a few that really stand out, we may also send out honorable mention prizes as well. Winner will be announced Friday afternoon, April 13th.

As the entries come rolling in, we may share them with our Facebook and Twitter followers to encourage more people to enter. Please share with as many pen-lovers and creative writers as you can! Thanks for reading!