Timeless Contest

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Published: March 17, 2008
This contest is closed. Thank you to all who participated.

Winning Entry:

10. Written by mortal hands
Echoes drift across eternal sands. <a href="bymebehappy.deviantart.com/>~ByMeBeHappy

Honourable Mentions:

5. Rose petals wilt
Willow trees pierce the soil
Words age gracefully. ~poeticjournalism

8. Fragments of poetic screams
Black on white, words to be seen
For the ages - building dreams. <a href="Sober-Irish-Guy.deviantart.com…>~Sober-Irish-Guy

Other Finalists

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. =marvintheparanoid

4. As a petal, lilting, swaying,
The times and trials of windy skies;
Within, extemporal, it perseveres. ~Silica-Streak

6. Words as timeless as first snow,
Inspiration as beautiful as autumn's late rose. ~Kayliegh-lyn

7. Time is irrelevant to the ink that stains your heart
Unlike the ice that melts and the rose that fades
Our words will last until forever. ~broken-ep

9. The poetry that lives within;
A dulcet fugue serenaded oblivion sin.
Eternal seasons fall drowning profound in meanings realm. ~AkramX

A special thanks go out the following deviants for their submissions to the contest, even though they did not make it into the final round of voting, PoetryPlease greatly appreciates your participation:

~Espatross, ~Sapient-Butterfly, ~Darksinner1989, ~Little-Leprechaun, ~Danteholic, ~BobSmith006, ~aleatha-q, ~dreamersrapture, ~HalfDemonZipper, ~SaporousSerenade, ~MacabreMagpie, ~jen02, ~uniquekk2, ~ShadowedAcolyte, ~needamir, ~CatiProjectC, & ~upsidedownmartyr.

Contest Details

The goal of this contest write a short poem that will act as a slogan for PoetryPlease. It must make reference to the timelessness of the written word, but is not required use the rose or winter imagery. Please use our new Winter Rose CSS by trashydragon for inspiration.

Your poem should be no longer than three lines. It can be a haiku or open, or any other format that you wish, as long as it is no longer than three lines. As this is going to be posted on PP's front page for possibly years to come, we are looking for serious entries only, please.

To submit your entry, you must note the club with your poem in the body of your note and "Timeless" in the subject line. You may post your poem as a deviation after the competition is over if you wish.


Your entries are due by April 4, 2008. Any entry received after midnight (EST) of this date will not be eligible to win.


There will be no monetary reward for this contest, but the chosen poem will be posted on PP's front page with the link to the author beside it. This is a chance for long-term and up front exposure and should be considered prize enough for the length of poem produced.
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poeticjournalism's avatar
omg an honorable mention! that really is great for me, it was great to be a finalist in the first place :D
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britbratsama's avatar
i wish i would've posted mine in time, i love this contest. it shows talent~ true emotional unfabricated writer's talent!
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broken-ep's avatar
Yay, I was a finalist :)
I feel special just being that.
The winner deserved it of course!
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PoetryPlease's avatar
Well, we definately appreciate your participation. There can only be one winner :)
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ByMeBeHappy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, everyone! I'm truly honored!
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and thank you for your fabulous entry! :)
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When the voting is done, will the authors of the poems be revealed?
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#8 please :D
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