Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest


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A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to receive the People’s Choice award in the Carl Sandburg poetry contest. The awards ceremony took place last weekend in North Carolina. My family and I drove up Friday morning so that we could attend. While there, we visited the Carl Sandburg house, which is now a National Park. Check out the pictures above and my poem below!

Drawing Hearts with a Pink Flashlight

4 thoughts on “Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest

  1. Joyce Levin April 12, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    What a fabulous honor Ella! Your achievements continue to be amazing! The pictures of Carl Sandburg’s home/park are lovely! I continue to be in awe with all that you do! With hugs to you!

  2. Babi a děda April 12, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    Eliško , máme velkou radost z Tvého úspěchu, moc gratulujeme a děkujeme

  3. Petra Baer April 12, 2019 / 11:30 pm

    Congratulations! This is such a meaningful award as Carl Sandburg was knows as “the poet of the people”. Your poem is so compelling, heartfelt, and compassionate – I love it! So nice of you to support the kids in the hospital this way. I am sure they loved seeing the pink hearts you drew with your flashlight!

  4. Harvey Baer April 13, 2019 / 9:34 am

    It was a glorious weekend and it was wonderful seeing you accept a well earned reward. I am always proud of you. Love Dad.

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