The results for week 7 are in, and for the second time the class and the bloggers have come up with the same result: Maurice Manning's Where Sadness Comes From.
Only nine bloggers voted, with 3 votes going to Manning and 2 votes each to Seventy Faces, by Richard Chess, and The Vanishing Twin, by Sun Yung Shin. If you were one of those voters, thanks, oh loyal comrades! See if you can get some other folks to vote, too. :-)
Class did not meet this week because of the Ascension holiday yesterday (four-day weekend!), and only 11 votes were cast by class members (including my vote). Manning got four votes, with Chess in second with 3 and Sun Yung Shin in third with 2.
I voted for Manning's poem and was pleased to see it win both votes! :-) Several people thought it was a good week; I found myself attracted only to Manning's poem and Dear Blackbird,, by Jane Springer, but the latter worked for me only from its punchline conclusion, while Manning's worked for me all the way through.
My cousin Bruce Loebrich wrote:
Loyal voter Don Brown gave us his usual thorough analysis: See the list of the winners from the first six weeks in the post with the results of week six.
Results of previous weeks: