Congratulations: Your poem, Age, has earned Honorable Mention
in the 2017 Steve Kowit International Poetry Contest.

Your poem will be published in the next edition of the San Diego
Poetry Annual, due out on March 1, 2018. A PDF of the annual
will be available for free reading and downloading in February 2018
on our website:

You are invited to attend the awards ceremony to read your poem
at the Neil Morgan Auditorium on Saturday, April 21, 2018. If
you can attend, you’ll be paid a small honorarium ($50). If you
cannot attend, a certificate of achievement will be mailed to you.

Again, congratulations. Your support for the legacy of Steve Kowit
helps us donate of copies of the SDPA to every public and university
library system in our region, making the annual part of their
permanent collections.

Most of all, thank you for allowing us to publish your work.

Warm wishes,

William Harry Harding
for The Judges

San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild

210 thoughts on “Age

  1. Hi my friend!! I just love your style of writing! Your topics are great and inspires me to go further with my blog! Bless you!

  2. Love your poem, Diana, and Congratulations! I can see why it’s a winner. My attitude is the same as yours, also. We may as well write about it because we won’t win in the battle. πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats, Diana. Love your poem, so beautifully written with the contrast between rural life and life in a city like New York, the way you treat the different generations, the inevitable fact of getting old with the passing of time, the honor and respect paid to the grandmother… Heart-felt. I especially like the 2nd stanza. You have deserved this international poetry prize. BTW, you are among my favorites in the link section of my humble blog. Some time ago I ask you for permission and you agreed. Hope you are happy with it:

  4. Congratulations. It is a nice. Unfortunately I’m not sure I can make it to San Diego on that date, though I also have a dear friend there. πŸ™‚
    Do not worry about your grandmother. She knew. Because she had been that same child. And wherever she is now, I’m sure she is smiling at your poem.
    Happy new year.

  5. Congratulations!

    I have mixed feelings about aging. On the one hand, it’s a little disappointing to see new wrinkles in the mirror, to know my body isn’t quite as resilient as it once was. On the other hand, I appreciate myself the way I am now. I know I earned every wrinkle and gray hair. I would never want to go back in age. I might like to keep looking good for my age though πŸ˜€ .

    • Life’s weightiest things – change, esp – are never monochrome. Thanks so much for sharing the different shades that color this one for you, Sonia. I love your pride in having earned every bit of your distinction. =) And I appreciate the follow.


  6. It’s been a long time since I have checked in, congratulations on this honor. I am happy for you. Hope you are well.

  7. A heartfelt well deserved congratulations D., an incredible honor only to be surpassed by your incredible poem πŸ™‚ “My touch will look, to someone I love, someday, unpalatable the same.” One of those bittersweet moments that happen often in life, and you capture it well.

  8. Diana, congratulations! Wonderful words! Read your poem again, and of course read more into it. I’m old and over the shock of body changes. As the old know it’s daily management of whatever presents that day. It’s also adjusting an attitude toward growing old. It’s just a number! 100 is the new 40! πŸ“š Christine


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  11. Thats one gajillion bucks, at least you can use that for a real exquisite san diego fine dining. Seriously, You go girl. A real milestone and the greatest of achievments.

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