PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Public Art Program has selected a poem by Lancaster resident Linda Terry as the winning entry in the City’s “Walk on Words” poetry contest. The unveiling ceremony was held on Saturday, June 25, at Yellen Dog Park.
As part of the city’s Public Art Program, entrants were asked to submit original compositions with the theme of “Dogs in the Park” that were no more than 8 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 25 characters per line, including spaces. Terry’s winning poem:
My Dog Park
Come to my dog park
And you will see
No better place to be
I have no leash
I am free
To run and jump
To just be me
Honorable mention winners were Diana Holiday, Randy Bass, Kyra Sundance, Barbara Summey, Jacoby Wilkerson, Gisell Sierra, and Sandi Kelly.
“Yellen Dog Park is a perfect place for this year’s Walk on Words winning poem,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “This year we wanted to capture the importance our pets play in our lives, and now all who come to Yellen Dog Park will be able to see the winning poem in concrete every time they visit with their furry friends.”
For past winning poems of Palmdale’s “Walk on Words” poetry contests, visit: https://cityofpalmdale.org/389/Walk-on-Words-Contest.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]