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  1. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Weekly Poetry Contest 23

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Torana, Oct 22, 2007.

    Twenty Third
    Poetry Contest

    I will sticky the winner in poetry until the winner of the next poetry contest.

    The Rules
    • The poem must be based on the theme I set if not it will not be entered.
    • Only one poem per member or they will be deleted and you will be stricken from the contest.
    • Each poem must be more than 7 lines or it will be removed.
    • No editing a poem once it is submitted without prior permission. So please PM me before you edit you poems or I will have no choice but to not enter your piece for voting.
    • The poems are to be entered into this thread.
    This thread will be stickied for 5 Days and then Voting will begin. You can vote for yourselves But i would hope in the name of good sportsman ship you'd vote for a poem you haven't written. But I'll leave that decision up to you

    And Now the Theme. Courtesy of Hulls Raven
    This weeks Theme is The Raven and the Wolf (Night and Day)

    Your poem must contain the Raven and The Wolf (Night and Day) The Raven flies by day and the wolf howls by night. Basically The Raven stole the moon and the wolf was sent to return it. Its an old fable but one I thought would make an excellent challenge for all the poets of the forum.


    Post your poems in this thread it will stay stickied for 5 days

    Submission Ends 28/10/07 Entries submitted after that date will not be entered.
    Voting will last three days and end on 31/10/07

    (Voting will take place in a new thread and poems will be voted on via a poll. The thread will be stickied in the weekly writing groups, not the poetry contests thread)

    If anyone wishes to Pm me a theme you'd like to write in the next poetry contest please feel free to or you can post your theme up in the thread in the weekly writing challenges.

  2. wordwizard

    wordwizard New Member

    Feb 5, 2007
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    Vancouver Island
    Just to clarify because I am not so smart......This is a comp on night and day and not a raven and a wolf right? Are you supposed to encorporate the raven and wolf that sybolize the night and day, or are we just supposed to go willy nilly and do what we like?
  3. Raven

    Raven Banned

    Oct 14, 2006
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    The NetherWorld
    Basically yes.
  4. Gannon

    Gannon Contributor Contributor

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Manchester, England
    Vice Versa

    Vice Versa

    If black were but a colour and a hue,

    a dark perspective and an omen true,

    then its white would still be but the contrast:

    a sign for the hopeful; how long to last?

    Would it not matter for zebra and chess

    to be reversed and also vice versa?

    But what of a white shadow? A black light?

    What therefore, god forbid, if day were night?

    Enter the honest wolf and cue raven;

    compare the hero and that unshaven

    unspeakable thief with a stolen moon

    and its solemn night sky still half star-strewn.

    A battle and a victor, a high prize:

    the return of black sight to his white eyes.

    The dark-hearted scarred raven flees in flight

    the proud wolf howls in his eternal night.
  5. Charisma

    Charisma Transposon Contributor

    Jul 23, 2007
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    Lahore, Pakistan
    Death by raven

    By night she took my soul
    Surely the sunshine taught her so much more
    When I asked her she said it was her goal
    My crescent eyes sunk in grief so sour!

    O' Angel of Death, your ominous eyes
    You remind me of that raven in the sky
    Whenever she invades the night the moon dies
    And the mountain wolf lets out a sigh

    But you never told me you were a fairy of light
    And yet managed to deepen my heartbeat
    It was just a matter of the night
    When I woke up I was scorching in defeat

    But my fellow, I surely am that raven
    Molten drops of my silk coat poured into my sight
    When you took back the moon you were surely mistaken
    That I won't be living again and giving you back the plight

    We died on the same hill in different summers
    My cherry red blood soaking the trees in vendetta
    One century later when you saw the stars in clusters
    I came back and served you demise like a pancetta

    By day when he took back the moon
    My saltish eyes whitened to invisiblity
    I said I'd take my revenge soon
    And I did so with the best of my ability
  6. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    Grand Theft: Moon

    A raven, fond of bright pretty things,
    stole the moon one night,
    causing everyone on the earth
    to do without its light.

    So, Manitou, the head ‘man in blue’
    used his divine right
    and ordered a wolf to catch the perp,
    resolve the humans’ plight.

    The mean, black-hearted pilferer
    put up quite a fight,
    which is why our now-restored poor moon
    is such a pitted sight.
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