PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Public Art Committee has selected a poem by Palmdale resident Mitchell Seyfer as the winning entry in the city’s “Walk on Words” poetry contest.
As part of City’s Public Art program, entrants were asked to submit original compositions that were no more than 12 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 35 characters per line, including spaces.
Seyfer’s work was selected from more than 140 submissions with the theme of “parks make life better.” His winning poem was stamped in concrete at Marie Kerr Park.
The winning poem:
Dawn till dusk, it’s here for us
To walk and run and have some fun
Skateboard ramps and tennis courts
Baseball diamonds, shady ports
To talk with friends or meditate
The scenery to appreciate
Barbeques and soccer fields
Sharing laughter, life and meals
Picnic baskets on the grass
Chirping birds are flying past
Enjoying sports until it’s dark
Life is better at the park
Honorable mention winners were Heather Urban, Mary Denning, Jaden Daley, Napoleon Serna, Ashley Juarez, Josiah Mokelu, Yitzel Serna, McKenna Grace and Sandra Shingleton.
Previous “Walk on Words” winners are:
- 2013 – “What Beauty Holds Us Captive Here,” by Mary Denning; Poncitlán Square
- 2014 – “One Day” by Steven Brito; Palmdale Playhouse
2015 – “Summer Fun” by Ed Robinson; DryTown Water Park
2015 – “Everyone Has A Story To Tell” by Joan Enguita Willingham; Legacy Commons for Active Seniors
2016 – “Guardians Brave Let Palmdale Play” by Louis Denning; Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42
2016 – “Generations of Pioneers” by Mary Denning; Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42
For information on Palmdale’s Public Art Committee, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]