I was once again tempted by a prompt for the Poeta Atlantiae Competition: to write two poems in different forms that existed before 1600, one each responding to these prompts:
- A poem celebrating the journey : One poem must meditate on the experiences and/or lessons learned of a long voyage or time away.
- A poem for coming home: One poem must evoke the emotional experience of coming home at last after a long journey.
This spoke deeply to my soul, and so I submitted the posts below, containing text, videos, and documentation, to the competition. It was an illustrious field with many beautiful pieces submitted by outstanding poets, so I was deeply touched to be named the Poeta Atlantiae for this entry.