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Ted Plantos Dedication






The Ontario Poetry Society - Bi-Annual Newsletter
For Members Only

For The Next Issue of Verse Afire:

Poems wanted about a friend or family member. This could be a positive, uplifting and heartwarming poem, a sad poem,
or a poem about someone who has done you wrong. No names need be given in a dedication, unless you want to divulge that information.
You could make up a false name, a pseudonym, or just give the person’s initials.


All styles welcome.
No foul language, no lewdness and
no heavy slant on religion, please.

Poems to be no longer than 36 lines
Spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
The poem title and author name are not
included in the count.

No more than 6 long words or 8 short words on a line to assure
member’s poem may fit beside your poem on the same page.

Please remember we have limited space and need
to give everyone a place in the newsletter for their poetry.

Previously published poems accepted as long as you,
the author, hold the copyright.

If the poem has been previously published
and you would like a credit to appear with the poem,
(First printed in...) or
(from Book Title, publisher & year)
please include the details under the poem
and we'll include it in the newsletter.

Please include your name on the front page with the poem.

Deadline for the Next Issue is
Novemebr 15, 2018

Poems/Recipes may be sent in the body of an email (no attachments please) to:

email contributions to Bunny

or by regular post to:
I.B. Iskov
Verse Afire Editor
#710 - 65 Spring Garden,
Toronto, On M2N 6H9.

Send your poem early...


Poems that missed the recent issue of Verse Afire

God and Green Beans

Thomas Edison is said to have asked
his teacher "Why is grass green?"
She replied: "Because green is
God''s favorite colour."

Kentucky race horses
hunger for the bluegrass.
A blue sky would have provided
more dynamic sunsets for green valleys.

Brussels sprouts and green beans
are not popular vegetables.
If their colour was purple
would they be more appealing?

Dr. John La Gaipa