This last weekend my son was in the regional LEGO league competition. Each team of 4th and 5th grade students, from around Southern Virginia, built a robot out of LEGOs and a motor. The robot had to complete three tasks; push a car into a garage, release and airplane from a clip that would glide across the field and knock over blocks that the robot then had to move into a certain area. All this had to be completed by the robot without the help of the kids.
It was rather exciting to see how each teams robot looked different and used different methods to complete each of the tasks.
My son’s team scored very well, but in the final round, they were not one of the teams selected to compete at the state competition. That is ok. They had fun and learned some things along the way about themselves and on how to put things together. Kinda like what we do here.
I have been involved in competition poetry before and it is fun, but that is not what we are about. When we opened dVerse we wanted to create a safe place for poets of all levels to come and share–and in reading each other learn some things, steal some tricks, grow and develop. Whether we have hit that mark—that is often up to who shows up & what we are willing to invest in each other.
As you go out and about on the poetry trail tonight—see what you learn, look for things that inspire you or push you, encourage your fellow poets and have fun.
If you are new, here is how it works:
-write a poem and post it to your webpage
-click on the Mr. Linky button below and enter your name and direct web address to your poem
-read other poets that have linked in, comment on what you like, what worked, how it made you feel
-promote yourself on social media and use the #dversepoets or @dversepoets so we can retweet you
-become the poet you are
Have a great evening. I will see you out on the trail. ~ Brian