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  1. thirdwind

    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

    Jul 17, 2008
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    Past Contest Poetry Contest #260 -- Theme: "Nests"

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest' started by thirdwind, Feb 16, 2015.

    The theme for this contest is "nests" (courtesy of @lustrousonion) . You are free to interpret the theme however you wish, but please make sure your poem does take the theme into account in some way.

    All entries are due by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, March 7. All entries should be posted directly in this thread. Replies will be anonymized by the anonymizer system, and they will be de-anonymized once voting ends. Keep in mind that you're responsible for making sure the formatting of your poem is correct.

    Good luck to everyone who enters!
  2. Darkkin

    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

    Jun 21, 2012
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    Following the footprints in the sand...
    Hollow Heart

    At the crest of a rise stood an oak, hollow hearted and old.
    Its branches gnarled with age, warped by weather.
    Lifted to the sky, its silent prayer for a break in the cold,
    A chance to once more see the blooming heather.

    For with the return of the zephyr, so too came a heart home.
    For deep in that hollow was the nest of the lark,
    who sang the hymn 'neath nature's cathedral dome.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  3. LorenaTralala

    LorenaTralala Member

    Jan 9, 2015
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    Lawrence, KS
    Excerpt from Perfect Life Cookbook
    by: They Say

    How To Make A Nest

    2 un-Happy people
    2 halves of a Whole
    1 good chemical mixture
    1000 conversations
    1 question
    2 roofs
    2 front doors
    2 mailboxes
    2 beds
    1 ???

    Combine in favorable conditions: people, halves, chemicals and conversations. Let simmer for at least a year. If timed correctly, should turn into 2 Happy people. Add question and wait to rise. Then in a populated area mix roofs, front doors, mailboxes and beds well over low heat for at least two weeks. Fold in Happy people to mixture. Watch closely so they don't separate, should turn into 1 Strong Bond. Slowly sprinkle in ???, wait for it to take then decorate as needed and serve hot. Serves 2.
  4. lustrousonion

    lustrousonion Contributing Member

    Oct 7, 2014
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    It isn't wherever
    I place my hat,
    sit in my chair,
    or pet my cat.

    My home is a nest,
    a place I roost,
    built from sticks I've gathered
    from distant coasts.

    Flying away
    won't ruffle my feathers.
    I'll build again
    with what the sky weathers.

    It isn't a place
    I lay my head,
    but sky a blanket
    and memories a bed.
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