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Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby wild rose » May 01, 2014 4:54 am

To all our dear Narniawebbers:


This May the Spare Oom is hosting a Poetry contest, (inspiried by our very own MoonlightDancer)

Everyone is invited to come and try their hand at writing a little poetry, you may find it's a lot simpler than you think.

We are now open to submissions, the contest will run for three weeks, beginning today, May 5th, 2014

Here are the rules of the contest:
--The theme of the contest is Spring, all poems must somehow be connect with it.
--All forms of poetry are allowed, but the poem must be no longer than 20 lines
--We are encouraging creativity, so if you want to combine your artistic talents along with your poetry you are more than welcome too. However, if you want to add an image, it must be no larger than 800x600, if the image is larger, please post a link!
--All poetry will be judged by the following three categories
1. Flow of words (how the poem reads)
2. Mood/Imagery (how it relates to spring)
3. Language (does the choice of language enhance the poem)
--please remember that all comments such as "Nice job", "good poem", "I like that" will be deleted. If you like a poem enough to comment, include your reasons why you appreciate the person's writing.

Our judges for the contest are:
MoonlightDancer
The Rose-tree Dryad
wild rose


So please, come and post your poetry, show us what spring means to you, share you talents and lets have a lot of fun!
Looking forward to reading what you have to offer :)
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Now Open for Submissions!!

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » May 07, 2014 12:59 pm

Here is my entry for the contest; it is in the form of a Petrarchan sonnet.

What Could Have Been?

When March’s snow has turned to April’s rain,
And clouds have given way to rays of light
Then greens and golds replace the blinding white
Of ice, and death, and fear, and dark, and pain.
Then farms will once again put out their grain.
The tiny seeds, containing verdant sprites,
Go out into the world and start the fight
For life, for love, and wherewith to sustain
Its own, and others by the pow’r within
This shell. Alone within the fertile clay
A single seed awakes and will begin
Its life. The violent sky above is gray,
And looses forth its deluge to chagrin
The germ, which drowns, and dies, and rots away.
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Now Open for Submissions!!

Postby PhelanVelvel » May 07, 2014 2:12 pm

Your Spring Is My Winter

Too soon the sharp and soothing touch
Of wind-swept snow and snowy wind
Desert me and the all too much:
The light and heat and groans begin.

So busy, all the silly birds
So noisy, all their empty words
The blossoms choke; the air grows tight
With flies and bees; with heat and light

She needs the green, the sun's embrace
But still my skin is damp and hot
She needs these things, her Earthly grace
But still I wish that she did not.

Less than a year and I'll be free
The snow will breathe and comfort me
Until then, all the rest will cheer
And I'll be grumbling "Spring is here."
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Now Open for Submissions!!

Postby shastastwin » May 09, 2014 5:21 am

"The Death of the Yellow Jacket"

It is the weather that brings them forth
Darkness and light together
In insect, room, and death
And the yellow jacket drops
With a soft heaviness
Like folded paper falling to the floor
The stinger is gone
For his own buzzing antagonism
He is chased, trapped, crushed
Between window glass, fabric, and the rubber sole of a shoe
A life expired, celebrated
As his cousin's, the honey bee,
Would be mourned
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Now Open for Submissions!!

Postby wild rose » May 10, 2014 1:57 am

we have made a slight rule change! We are now allowing up to 20 lines for each poem. If you have already written a poem but now want to add more lines feel free to do so. Only please don't make it longer than 20 lines or the judges will have to ask you to edit the poem and shorten it.
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Now Open for Submissions!!

Postby wild rose » May 25, 2014 6:39 am

The Contest has been extended for another week. We are open to more submissions till the 1st of June :D Come along and enter a poem and be part of our 1st poetry contest! :D
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Closed to Submissions. Judging in process

Postby wild rose » Jun 02, 2014 2:23 am

we are now closing this topic and the judges will meet to determine the winner. Results will be posted on the 5th of June
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Re: Poetry Contest -- Closed to Submissions. Judging in Process

Postby wild rose » Jun 05, 2014 7:43 am

So the results are in and without further ado I shall annoucne the winner of our poetry contest.

The winner is......*drum roll*

shastatwin with his poem "The Death of the Yellow Jacket"

*throws confetti and candy everywhere*

A huge congratulations to our winner and a big thank you to our other contestestants, DiGoRyKiRke and PhelanVelvel, your poems were amazing as well and it was a joy to read them.

cake for all!
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This brings our poetry contest to an end. Many thanks to MoonlightDancer for inspiring it and a big hand to our contestants. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Jun 05, 2014 7:58 am

Yay for stwin! You earned it!
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Re: Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Jun 05, 2014 12:03 pm

Congratulations to shastastwin! :ymapplause: I loved all of the poems; you guys each did a wonderful job! :-bd
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Re: Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby shastastwin » Jun 05, 2014 3:05 pm

Thank you all! *helps himself to a slice of cake, even if it is before dinner ;)) *

This was fun. I haven't tried my hand at poetry in a while, and it was good to jump back into it, however briefly. Let's do it again, sometime.
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Re: Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby johobbit » Jun 05, 2014 3:06 pm

Huge KUDOS to shastastwin! And you all are very talented, wow! Love the cake, wrose. :)

*blows congratulatory bubbles all around this poetic topic*
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Re: Poetry Contest--Results are in, Contest is closed

Postby PhelanVelvel » Jun 07, 2014 7:56 pm

I didn't realise there were only three contestants. XD Aw, that's okay, congratulations to Shasta, it was a great poem!
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