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
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#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
Epyllion ContestContest Winners
This race was a close one, but we finally have our winners. Thank you to everyone who participated; we really appreciate your dedication to poetry and PoetryPlease. Don't forget the purpose of this contest, to create an opening or exerpt to a much larger piece. Please keep working on your piece and turn it into a true epic - this may become important in the future...
First Place: #2 "Blood Upon Snow" by *RickDanger
Second Place: #8 "Aurora's Rose" by ~Aruchel
Third Place: #10 "Untitled" by *Admytica
Prizes will be delivered as soon as possible. Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
> a 1-year subscription or print of equal or lesser value, donated by *PunknEra
> a critique by GD
Foreshadowing ContestContest Winners
1st Place: #5 - Untitled by <a href="https://darkdescartes.deviantart.com/darkdescartes/a
2nd Place: #1 - Coming by a href="https://gelal.deviantart.com/>gelal
3rd Place: THREE WAY TIE!
#3 - Untitled by <a href="https://ebo2.deviantart.com/ebo2/a
#6 - Untitled by a href="https://ahbegorrah.deviantart.com/>ahbegorrah
#7 - The Crash by
Spirit ContestContest Winners
1st Place TIE -
5. Replacement by Dragonfly2093 & 13. Let it Be by Demur
2nd Place - 8. Spirit Submission by darkdescartes
3rd Place - 3. dove vive by unattached
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a poem that encompasses SPIRIT. Whatever that means to you, personally, supernaturally, spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically...
Be creative, and please proofread your work. We will not accept poems with gratuitous misspellings.
This contest is currently closed. Please read the entries below and cast your vote. If you have not already read the contest rules, please do so now.
My soul laughs
It finds light in the dark.
It dances when confusion reigns,
Plays gently in my pain.
And shares my joy.
My son, my son