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  1. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (127) - Sonnets

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Oct 19, 2010.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Twenty Seven

    Ready to wax lyrical?

    The Rules
    • All entries must be on the set theme.
    • Only one entry per member.
    • No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask).
    • Poems must be titled
    • Poems must be a minimum of seven lines in length
    • Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed.
    • Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction.

    The entry stage will last seven days, meaning it will close on Monday 25th October 2010 Monday 1st November 2010.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 28th October 2010 Thursday 4th November 2010.

    And this week's theme is: Sonnets

    Sonnets on any theme will be accepted, as long as they conform to the format. For more information, see this link. All forms of sonnet are acceptable.

    The next (128th) contest's theme will be Halloween, and the it will be opened on 25th October 2010.

    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing.


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
  2. jo spumoni

    jo spumoni Active Member

    Jun 23, 2010
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    Cindy, oh Cindy, thine face smelleth sweet
    For the roses of summer do bloom on thine cheek
    And fragrant and warm art thine tiny feet
    And when meeteth our eyes, my heart feeleth weak.

    Within thine smile doth resteth the sun
    And within thine eyes, the stars,
    And when meeteth our lips, we two become one
    Though still we are one from afar

    Dear Cindy! I fear I doth fail
    To sayeth all that I pine
    The poor words lament, and old Language ails
    To describe thine own hand on mine

    I didst try to be eloquent in olden words, but I wonder if it's true:
    Would you love me better had I just said, "I love you"?
  3. fighter25

    fighter25 Member

    Feb 22, 2010
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    Clarity Within

    The rain is falling down onto the ground
    How can the clouds beneath the sun go grey?
    They float above the earth with out a sound
    Like space cadets with nothing left to say.

    Our tears will fade into this falling rain
    And summer signs a lease with me again
    Your words immerse like water in disdain
    Will drown the sinking ship that we are in

    The storm that echoes through the dreamer’s mind
    Will shatter just like sea glass on the shore
    A compass with directions not to find
    Alone with weathered brains I am once more

    But then again I might just stay awake
    And count the time between the thunder’s break.
  4. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Due to the disappointing shortage of entries thusfar, I'm going to give this contest a week's extension. It will now close on Monday 1st November 2010.
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA

    She walks among the shadows, cloaked in flame
    As hard as steel, invisible as air
    All demons flee in terror at her name
    Or wither into smoke before her glare

    Among the stars she strides across the sky
    Accepts no limits as she rules the night
    Millennia like mayflies pass her by
    And Time himself surrenders to her light

    She holds the universe within her hand
    Or slips between two subatomic waves
    One word of love from her upon the land
    Will raise the dead and lost up from their graves

    But if my love’s existence you refuse
    I shrug. For only I can see my Muse.
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