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Winners: Contest Made of Glass
Congratulations to beneath-the-surface for winning the Contest Made of Glass! Honourable mentions also go out to Kelly-anne-17, ellierany, and ShadowedAcolyte for their wonderful and well-loved entries.
Finally, thank you to our members for coming through on voting for the entries. We really appreciate your support!
Entrant #1 - rlkirkland
The hourglass sands have fallen
Into times gone past
Maybe we will follow
Everything cant last
Doubtless we have run our race, but my, its gone so fast!
Oil Lamp (mini ballad)
The crusted wick is flickering
its chimney glass you mark,
by smoke and fume of scented oil
Epic Poetry Contest Winners
We've finally decided on our winners! The judging took a little longer than we intended, but you need not wait any longer. Without further ado:
1st place winner: ~bertron-the-prophet with The Arboretum
2nd place winner: ~Aruchel with Aurora's Rose
3rd place winner: =lady-shirakawa with Epic
Congratulations to the winners and thank to everyone else who participated. The prizes will be delivered to the winners as soon as possible, but in the meantime, please be patient. Thank you everyone reading for helping to make this contest a huge success!
Inspiritors Contest Winner
The winner of this contest is <a href="http://x-silentscreams-x=x-SilentScreams-x/a with entry #2. Congrats!
1. BORROWING by a href="http://Sapient-Butterfly.deviantart.com/>~Sapient-Butterfly
Inspired by: http://lucia-moonflower.deviantart.com/art/Betrayed-99457062 http://gaiatheory.deviantart.com/art/The-World-Yet-To-End-106886953 http://twilightlavender.deviantart.com/art/Dr-Quack-96231528
Ill take a dip into this,
My well of inspiration,
Draw on your words
To instil my own, in
Pursuit of artistic creation.
Perhaps from you I would take
The emotion poured into your verse.
Word crafted love, that bleeds
Struggle, pain and betrayal.
To reach its end, sharp and terse.
Or perhaps Ill turn to you,
Capture the pictures that you paint.
Foreboding drawn in words,
Like knives cut through the earth,
Rid the world of its taint.
Or another friend I could look to,
For your macabre sense of humour.
To take lifes hardships
Gift of Poetry Contest Winners
Quite a few people voted this time around, unfortunately, about half of them are not members. Remember, you have to be a member for your vote to be valid! If you missed the member list clean-up cut off date, then you are no longer a member and must rejoin. And if you "secretly" asked your friends to come and vote for you, make sure that next time you remind them to join too. There are links for instructions on how to join from any of our journal headers.
#8- Blood Orange by ~tashagladwell
#2- The Red Candle by ~Nastaciakaye
Most of the other poems received the same amount of votes each, so rather than list them all again for you, simply read them below! The author's names have also been revealed if you want to see who wrote your favorite. Also, all entrants may now post their poems as deviations--the contest is over.
Villainous Villanelle Contest
1st: Ginger Bread by *vix0r
2nd: Mirror, Mirror by ~Itti
People's Choice: Poverty by =TEC-ThePenOfMerlin
Last Spiteful Breath by ~Diptonite
Hooded by *Blueskye27
The judges who helped select the winners were: *PunknEra,
Congratulations to the winner of the Humo(u)r Contest: *meljoy68. Her entry #6: Surreal Meal was both funny and displayed quality writing. Good job!
We would also like to give an honourable mention to ~TimeFlies whose entry #2: Untitled had almost as many votes. It was tight!
*meljoy68 wins our respectable prizes (as well as free promotion here at PoetryPlease):
1 month sub donated by ~thecoolbeane
A journal feature donated by *PunknEra
A journal feature donated by =vgaer
Thank you to everyone who entered. We enjoyed reading your submissions! Here are a reminder of the Top 10 entries, and now we reveal the authors:
TOP 10 POEMS (still
Timeless ContestThis contest is closed. Thank you to all who participated.
10. Written by mortal hands
Echoes drift across eternal sands. <a href="https://bymebehappy.deviantart.com/~ByMeBeHappy/a
5. Rose petals wilt
Willow trees pierce the soil
Words age gracefully. a href="https://poeticjournalism.deviantart.com/"~poeticjournalism/a
8. Fragments of poetic screams
Black on white, words to be seen
For the ages - building dreams. a href="https://Sober-Irish-Guy.deviantart.com/>~Sober-Irish-Guy
1. Through mortal folly
and up against the aeons
written word survives. ~VanyelFirestorm
2. One finds oneself without
need for rhyme, reason, or sense of time
when lost amongst our written word. ~VanyelFirestorm
3. Through the ocean of the real
We have cut our stencil of eternity
By speaking words.
Critique ContestContest Details
The goal of this contest CRITIQUE a poem.
A quality critique is more than just writing flowery words of praise telling an author how much you like their work. While it's important to tell a writer what they're doing right, it's even more crucial that they know what needs to be improved. Most writers love feedback when communicated effectively; technique, style, grammar - all these and more should be open for discussion for any writer genuinely seeking feedback.
But it is the communication that sometimes gets in the way. Too many readers don't know how to write a critique that clearly states their opinion but in a way that is diplomatic and constructive. That's why PoetryPlease has A Guide to Positive Critiques to help guide you (as the critiquer) in the right direction.
Your task for this competition is to critique one of the poems included in PoetryPlease's list of