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Old 02-01-2013, 11:43 PM
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Default Spring Contest (Poetry) - Water


Another season, another theme, and for Spring the theme is ‘Water’. Make what you will of the fluid medium, good luck to all.

Entries:

Members are allowed one entry in the Poetry contest. (You are welcome to enter our prose contest as well.) Poetry entries should be submitted as posts to this thread. The competition is open to all members of Writer’s Beat, including staff.

Members are requested to refrain from commenting on entries in this posting thread. Please use the Winter Contest Comments thread instead. That thread will remain open throughout the posting period and afterwards, and members are encouraged to let entrants know what they thought of their entries.

Word Limits:

Poetry: 40 Lines

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Once an entry has been submitted, it cannot be altered. Any work that is edited after it has been entered will be disqualified. If you feel you need to make a small alteration (a misplaced comma, a spelling error), contact a member of staff. If we feel your request is reasonable, we will make the correction on your behalf.

Close Date:

22nd March 2013, 12 midnight GMT

Judging:

Winners will be selected by means of a public vote, so you, the members of Writer’s Beat, will choose the winners.

After the closing date, a voting thread will be posted. Voting will commence on the 23rd of March and close on the 30th of March 2013, 12 midnight GMT.

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Recognition:

The winning entries will be considered for publication in Writer's Beat Quarterly, subject to the approval of the editors. To increase your chances of getting published (whether you win or not), make sure your document is as error-free as possible!
Also, the member (or tying members) with the most votes will get to suggest the next contest theme!

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If you have any questions about the contest, contact a staff member and we will happily answer them for you. Now sharpen your pencils, fill up your inkwells and get writing. Good Luck!

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Default a haiku

Flowing silk on skin
Soft yet stronger and needed
without no life exists
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Default Rain

Raindrops pit-a-patter
into puddles deep and shiny,
full of rainbow swirls,
coloured hues
echoing the sky,
where a rainbow riding high
chases dark and deadly
clouds, that scurry far
and wide, fat with rain.
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Default Upon the Water

Upon the Water

Oh, how she sails the roughest sea,
no wave does harm her tender hull;
the squalls do best to avoid her bow.
No gale or ill wind touches us; onward we press.
My ship and I, we sail beyond the shores
where greed, strife, money are piled high.
We sail beyond the world’s stifling confines,
float past envious, conniving knaves.
Some days I steer, and others does she;
across the wobbling wake and over the sea.
To climes of splendor and nature’s stores;
climes of the heart, treasures that are free.
Oh, but how we sail! Leagues beneath us fly!
Gentle waves we crest, bright and never dull;
we, joined by Fate’s taut lines,
Her sails encircle us, our protection does She avow.
Aye, they do stretch to infinity, these waves;
on this sea we chart, a sea of love and hopefulness.
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It's just you and me tonight
Belly up and poor a double
Trussed up like a vodka tonic
Wishing still won't make it true

Shot of water, help a brother
Gonna keep my word tonight
Tell a lie my gut believes in
Tell me there's some fire in you

Keep them coming, poor another
Good old water, nothin's wetter
It's an open bar forever
Fill'er up, and I'll say when

First night of my brand new promise
You instead of something better
There's a woman waiting somewhere
And I can't let her down again
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water

water
wonderfully holly
amiably strong
truly infinite
ethereal and see through
richness is its throw
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Default The nature of water

THE NATURE OF WATER

Like soft grey satin,
Smoothly flow the streams
Like dancing diamonds,
They glitter and they gleam
Like Arctic breezes,
The water's sharp and cold
Like birds in the air,
It's a force you cannot hold
Fast river water
So quick to rise and fall
Fast river water
From a torrent to a crawl.
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An accidental ripple
Waiting
For the next tide to pull me
Into His infinite embrace.
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Sail in all seas,
In the seas of change,
And the seas of creation,
In the seas of pain,
And the seas of wisdom,
Sufferers suffer only for their selves to gain.
 

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