When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep
Barnes & Noble is partnering with the California Assisted Living Association and AgeSong Senior Communities to host the Gems of Wisdom Poetry Contest. This contest, open to all California writers who consider themselves elders, has no entry fee, and the prize is inclusion in the forthcoming anthology Gems of Wisdom: 365 Days of Poetry and Prose by Elders, to be published by Barnes & Noble in 2011.
If you consider yourself a writer of a certain age, and would like to submit a piece for consideration, please visit the AgeSong website for contest rules.