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Let Your Thoughts Take Flight

ChickadeeQuilterChickadeeQuilter Posts: 967
edited 14.09.2020 in Contests & Awards
Let Your Thoughts Take Flight! 
 


                                                                   "POETRY CELEBRATES COUNTRY LIFE"
                                                                            
Contest runs from September 14 through September 20, 2020 (7 days)

  
Rules:
1) Must be submitted in English - 3 Poems maximum 
2) Original work - not a rework of someone else's poetry
3) Theme: Country Life, Farm Life, Farm Animals or Countryside 
4) It should be positive and in good taste in its content
5) Can be rhyming or non-rhyming and if using a poetic form, state what it is (i.e. Pantoum, Sonnet, Sestina, Haiku, etc.)
6) Contest will run for 7 days and prizes of gold and seaweed will be given in a tiered method to winners.

1st place winners will receive:
1000 in gold each
6 bags of seaweed humus

2nd place winners will receive:
500 gold each
3 bags of seaweed fertilizer

3rd place winners will receive:
100 gold each
1 bag seaweed feed

All entrants will receive a badge

Note: In the event that we have a big turnout for this contest, we will have a maximum of 6 first place winners; 3 second place winners and 2 third place winners.

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  • A Thousand Impossible Words

    Try to write a thousand words
    Painting the color of wind
    Or lightning's crack and thunder

    Listen to the startling crunch
    Of autumn leaves under foot
    Watch the moon arouse the blackness
    Until morning wakes again
    Then count (if you can) the clear titillating notes
    Of warblers and towhees

    Let each moment
    Swallow the page
    Stretch the world
    Drown our thoughts with sounds

    Line upon line
    We fill books
    Enough to bury the world
    When their pages yellow and burn
    the ink of our voice
    Leaps into the smoke and air
    Leaving ashes to enrich the earth

    In the end
    Can we say we've fully grasped
    The burning we've labored to describe
    Have we held illusions onto the page
    Or recreated the acts of nature

    This is why 
    We must have another poem
    Another page on which
    A thousand impossible words
    And impossible feelings
    Burn as the ink of our soul


    till then this event will end:P
    if we were poets we were making poems :P
    take it its good one:P
  • 1.I am a farmer and I farm want some gold and wanted to be rich
     me first god will bless you..make
    2.i don;t how to make poetry but I am trying so try hard and give me first prize
    I have never won any forum competition too
    can I get first rannnnkk pleaseeeeee!!!!
    3. i have only 3k gold always low in seaweeds i need the first I know this poetry really sucks
    but at least it is....... and Grammarly think that I'm joyful and formal:P
    Your poem brought my heart a bit of a chuckle.  Poems are supposed to bring a reaction in the readers and yours filled the bill, in my opinion.  :D


                  
  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,473
    Okay, I get it! Mind you, I tend to be more serious in tone of my poetry.  Here is my 2nd one.  It is in Haiku style.

    Over spring drenched hills
    Bumble bees hover the wind
    Clutching flower skirts


    Compliments of FarmerJohn22 (US1)
  • 1.I am a farmer and I farm want some gold and wanted to be rich
     me first god will bless you..make
    2.i don;t how to make poetry but I am trying so try hard and give me first prize
    I have never won any forum competition too
    can I get first rannnnkk pleaseeeeee!!!!
    3. i have only 3k gold always low in seaweeds i need the first I know this poetry really sucks
    but at least it is....... and Grammarly think that I'm joyful and formal:P
    Your poem brought my heart a bit of a chuckle.  Poems are supposed to bring a reaction in the readers and yours filled the bill, in my opinion.  :D
    :PP
  • Okay, I get it! Mind you, I tend to be more serious in tone of my poetry.  Here is my 2nd one.  It is in Haiku style.

    Over spring drenched hills
    Bumble bees hover the wind
    Clutching flower skirts
    better then mine:PP
  • Okay, I get it! Mind you, I tend to be more serious in tone of my poetry.  Here is my 2nd one.  It is in Haiku style.

    Over spring drenched hills
    Bumble bees hover the wind
    Clutching flower skirts
    better then mine:PP
    Hey there, so another one @worworld chapion29 (IN1)".  You can do up to three poems.  :)


                  
  • GrammaLeah (US1)GrammaLeah (US1) US1 Posts: 594

    There was a young man from Big Farm,

    His farm-work did strengthen his arm.

    Little pigs three,

    fell into the sea.

    So he scooped them out - saved them from harm.

         
  • 24K Cath (US1)24K Cath (US1) US1 Posts: 30
    With this game I shall farm,
    until I can't with my arm.
    The madness to achieve my goal
    brings winning to my soul.
    For I am a competitive person,
    which can sometimes leave you lonesome.
    It's hard to achieve this winning peak,
    if you have no gold so to speak.
    It takes a lot to beat the best,
    when you are dealing with all the rest.
    So we play as hard as we can,
    buying gold when we can.
    When missions are hard and we can't win,
    we shelve and go it again.
    My team is called the Farmasters,
    and we are getting faster and faster.
    So look out Big Farm players,
    because we are all dayers! 

  • Big Beck (US1)Big Beck (US1) US1 Posts: 514
    A Thousand Impossible Words

    Try to write a thousand words
    Painting the color of wind
    Or lightning's crack and thunder

    Listen to the startling crunch
    Of autumn leaves under foot
    Watch the moon arouse the blackness
    Until morning wakes again
    Then count (if you can) the clear titillating notes
    Of warblers and towhees

    Let each moment
    Swallow the page
    Stretch the world
    Drown our thoughts with sounds

    Line upon line
    We fill books
    Enough to bury the world
    When their pages yellow and burn
    the ink of our voice
    Leaps into the smoke and air
    Leaving ashes to enrich the earth

    In the end
    Can we say we've fully grasped
    The burning we've labored to describe
    Have we held illusions onto the page
    Or recreated the acts of nature

    This is why 
    We must have another poem
    Another page on which
    A thousand impossible words
    And impossible feelings
    Burn as the ink of our soul


    omg this is beautiful.  I am in awe!

  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,634
    wow... beautiful poems
    you made my day reading them
    this is my second try although not as good as some poems I already read


    I feel a touch on my face
    its the wind
    I hear a thunder far away
    What is left to say?

    Flowers bloom
    Clouds are dancing in the silky sky
    I feel the breeze, 
    do you?
    Life is beautiful, live it as long as you may
    What is left to say?

    Only one thing to say
    Love yourselves in every way
    Let no one hurt you in any way
    just... Feel, Breathe, Love...
    and seize the day!

                                
                                     
                                                                                                                                  made by farmerjohn22 (US1)
  • wow... beautiful poems
    you made my day reading them
    this is my second try although not as good as some poems I already read


    I feel a touch on my face
    its the wind
    I hear a thunder far away
    What is left to say?

    Flowers bloom
    Clouds are dancing in the silky sky
    I feel the breeze, 
    do you?
    Life is beautiful, live it as long as you may
    What is left to say?

    Only one thing to say
    Love yourselves in every way
    Let no one hurt you in any way
    just... Feel, Breathe, Love...
    and seize the day!

    Very touching poetry here- thank you for this!
  • Believe in me said the sky to the tree
    It is indeed the way the world should be
    Interdependent in love and grace
    As the dew rests gently on the leaf
    So we too must be the island
    That sets all free to be.
  • dawnsky (US1)dawnsky (US1) US1 Posts: 14
    I am an island in the sky

    They call me "Cloud" by passers by

    As I look down and see the farms

    With all their animals, fields and barns

    I have but one gift to give----

    The Water of Life so all can live.

    This is my purpose, I give it freely.


  • My second....here goes

    Village Fair

    Sleepy eyes wake to the roosters crow
    The smell of coffee is in the air
    I dress in haste...
    A smile on my face
    It's the first day of the Village Fair

    Home made jams and jellies
    Corny's sweet funnel cakes
    Apple pies baked by Smitty
    Apollyons special brownies
    Hey!  Save some for me!

    Screams from the Ferris Wheel
    Giggles at the merry go round
    Laughter between friends
    Cotton candy and hot dogs
    Chocolate fudge by the pound

    The Village Fair is my favorite event
    A happy time spent in the sun
    Good times shared by all
    Old friends and new
    Three days of food and fun

    No.... Don't go!






  • I have so enjoyed reading everyone's poetry!  Truly beautiful.  This Contest is officially closes.



                  
  • ChickadeeQuilterChickadeeQuilter Posts: 967
    edited 23.09.2020

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    ~Let Your Thoughts Take Flight Poetry Contest~

    Poetry Winner
    ..AND THE WINNERS ARE...

    EVERYONE!  :o<3 
     All will receive a "Poet's Badge" for participating. I never knew we had so many with a Poet's Heart!  o:)



    FIRST PLACE WINNERS Receive: (1000 gold & 6 Bags of Seaweed Humus)
    SECOND PLACE WINNERS Receive: (500 gold & 3 Bags of Seaweed Fertilizer)
    THIRD PLACE WINNERS Receive: (100 gold & 1 Bag of Seaweed Feed)

        

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  • The Prizes for this contest will be awarded soon. 


                  
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,611
    Congratulations to all the winners, all those poems were really amazing  <3
      
     

      
  • rhon (GB1)rhon (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,541
    Thank you Chickadee, for running this fun contest

    And for my badge and prizes !  :)


  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 3,497
    And I thoroughly enjoyed reading them all, helping Chickadee pick the winners



      

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