1. Catrin Lewis

    Catrin Lewis Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

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    My poem won first prize in a major competition

    Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Catrin Lewis, Oct 17, 2016.

    A sonnet I entered into the 2016 Pennwriters contest came away with the first prize, and now have my paperwork. :bigsmile:

    I found out about this last July, and I think I put something about it on the Happiness thread. But I wanted to save the official announcement on this thread for when I actually had my certificates in my sweaty little hands, and that happened this past Thursday.

    Without them, I didn't quite believe it.

    2016 Pennwriters Certificate-small.jpg 2016 Pennwriters Voucher-small.jpg

    (I've blurred out my real name on the documents, for privacy)

    All I need to do now is find out how to cash in the voucher for conference admission next May. Oh, yeah: And keep writing.
     
  2. I.A. By the Barn

    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    Well done!:cheerleader:
     
  3. GingerCoffee

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    That is so cool! :agreed: You deserve it.
     
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    Oh wonderful! Congratulations! But...but...you didn't post THE POEM in this thread for me to admire it... :(
     
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  5. Catrin Lewis

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    Wait, what? The poem?
     
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    Oh never mind... Forget I even asked.
     
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  7. Kingtype

    Kingtype Always writing or thinking things XD Staff Role Play Moderator Contributor

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    GOOD WORK!

    GREAT TO SEE WRITER FROM THE SAME STATE DOING GOOD WORK! :D AND WRITING AWESOME POEMS TO WIN CONTESTS!
     
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    Wow wow wow wow wow wow ....!!!! Excellent. First prize. Well done, you.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Hey, Congrats!
     
  11. Catrin Lewis

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    No, sorry. Stupid's what happens when I post online after stripping lead paint with a heatgun half the evening.

    I put it up on the Workshop here a year or two ago, but I'm too lazy to find the link. Here ya go:

    Above the hills in sweet, bliss-drunken flight
    A songbird dives and wheels, its voice its wing
    Its heart outburst in supple soaring song
    That rives and heals in piercing joy and long.
    Someday, some day you'll go to hear it sing
    And with it rise, against your coming night.

    Above the hills, the golden moon sets sail
    So close you'd reach and stay it with your hand:
    A ship to carry dreams, a cup to sip
    To slake the drought of dusty world and slip
    Its strand. Some night you'll climb those hills and stand
    And hold the moon and drink deep of its grail.

    Till then, you have the streetlamp's pale pretense
    And sparrows haggle on your garden fence.
     
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    Very nice.
     
  13. Elven Candy

    Elven Candy Pay no attention to the foot in my mouth Supporter Contributor

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    Awesome congratulations!
     
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    Congrats, Catrin. That's wonderful!
     
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    Congrats! That's great news. It's been forever since I've entered a competition. Maybe I should do it again soon. NaNoWriMo's got me busy though. Work, Work, Work.
     
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    Congratulations; that is an absolutely beautiful piece.
     
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