Monday, July 26, 2010

Poetry Blog of the Week (26 July, 2010) - Catapult To Mars

Each week at Poets United we try to introduce our members and readers to a poetry blog found here in our community. We introduce each blog by giving a small snippet about the poet responsible for hosting this blog and the style of the blog. We also link to at least one of our favorite poems that can be found in the highlighted poet’s blog. Poets United is about reading, writing and enjoying one another’s poetry and this just one more way to show our support for one another. We hope you enjoy reading the highlighted blogs.

Catapult To Mars – This week we introduce you to a blog helmed by Gordon Mason, Catapult To Mars. This blog is unique in that it not only showcases Gordon’s poetry but it also shares with his readers other poetry from around the blogosphere. Even more unique than that is the fact that Catapult to Mars gives us poetry in three different languages, English, Spanish and Scots. You will occasionally find a standalone poem in English but any of those found in another language are preceded by or immediately followed with a translation. This is a courteous and much needed offering for those of us with a rusty foreign tongue or none whatsoever.

The poems that Gordon himself pens are varied on subject and always thought provoking. He is eloquent with his words and his ability to take his reader into the world he is describing is inspiring. A great example of his writing ability and just one of many poems I have enjoyed reading is his poem November (Noviembre). It is inspired by a photo (which is included on his post) that takes the reader well beyond what lies in the picture. His creativeness and imagery makes us envision an entire world from just a few words.

Catapult To Mars and Gordon Mason have been around in the poetry blogosphere for quite some time. With three years of history behind this worldly site there is a wealth of poetry to be read and enjoyed. Make sure you take a few moments to enjoy the poetry offered here by Gordon and many others in the blogosphere, it is well worth the read and you might learn a thing or two while there.


  1. I have just discovered you. You are doing a great thing, making it easier for poets to find each other. Thank you. How does one submit one's poetry site to you? I have one at

    I have my favorite poems archived along the right hand side. Recently I have been doing some memoir pieces and blogs, all with my own photos, as well. If you would like to see a sample of my poetry, you could go to my site, click on June, where many of my favorite poems are listed, and scroll down..........there are some poems under July, but I have been more focussed on prose this month. Poetry will continue to be interspersed throughout my site. I have been writing since I was a child and have a huge amount of material:)

    I will be checking out the sites you feature, as I am trying to find like-minded poets. Thanks for this site and the hard work you have put in to provide this service.

  2. Thanks Robert for selecting Catapult to Mars as the Blog of the Week.

    Fellow members of Poets United will be able to see the styles of poetry that I like - as you say imagery is important when I am not only writing but also selecting poems submitted to the blog (I'm not really a fan of rhyming poetry unless it is full of unexpected rhymes and well written).

    Other poets with poems on Catapult to Mars include established published poets and first time 'virgins'!

    Submission guidelines are in the Welcome section to the blog. Please remember that there can be rejections as well as acceptances.


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