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05 May 2006 @ 07:32 pm
The Most Descriptive Award goes to nikcool's Not Looking Back. :)


I have given every member posting access for this community! Which means that you are all free to post your poems, either for feedback or just for t he sake of sharing :) Also, I'm not going to limit you to poems only; any form of creative writing is acceptable (essays, short stories, etc). Just please make sure that everything is behind an LJ cut. **Please note that the default comment settings are set to "screen all", so if you want feedback, you may want to change your entry settings to "screen none" :)

We will still continue the poetry contests. I'm hoping that open posting access will encourage more people to participate in this community! ^^

I'll eventually work out the details... ^^;;
19 April 2006 @ 06:12 pm
It's way past the deadline...for being late, I'm sincerely sorry.

We did not get any new entrants, so all the poems that you will be reading here are works of nikcool. I'm going ahead with the whole voting process because it would be unfair to have to wait so long for this and not come away with something. ^^;

Most Descriptive - Poem with the most effective use of words to illustrate or depict vivid images or emotions

Into the fields of yellow and gold...Collapse )


I'm considering giving everyone in this community posting access. I think that in addition to bi-weekly contests, everyone should have an opportunity to showcase their own poems (old or new). Otherwise, it's kind of boring just to hear me ramble on, isn't it? ^^ Please include any thoughts and/or suggestions regarding this with your vote! :) I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks.
05 April 2006 @ 05:38 pm
This is a reminder to enter CHALLENGE 4! We're still waiting for some more entrants, so please help us have a contest! Thank you~
29 March 2006 @ 10:52 pm
Ah...the challenge was supposed to end last Friday, right? I'm sorry, I got my weeks mixed up.

Not that we could have ended the contest anyway. Since only one person has entered (still), I'm going to extend CHALLENGE 4 until Friday, April 7. That should give you plenty of time, right? ^^

I apologize thoroughly to the person who is patiently waiting for the contest to end...;_;
22 March 2006 @ 03:05 pm
Before I announce the winner of the first Scramble Challenge, here is the original poem:

The Lesson
by Maya Angelou

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

And the winner is...Collapse )

Please don't forget to enter CHALLENGE 4 by Friday!! ^^
I run too many communities for my own good.I need to start writing down what I need to update each week.

I think it would be more fair to the entrants if more people vote on Challenge 3. There are only 3 poems and they're rather short, so it shouldn't take too much of your time. :)

Also, you have one more week to submit for Challenge 4! We have 3 so far, but I'd love to see more! :)

Have a nice weekend everyone~ :)
10 March 2006 @ 11:22 pm
Challenge 4 will be an Image challenge. I will supply an image and you must submit a poem that has been, in some way, inspired of the image. This is very similar to the Theme challenges; however, I think that a picture provides room for even wider interpretation than a single word.

Challenge Rules

+Poems must be 4 lines minimum but no longer than 35 lines.
+You may submit up to three (3) poems, but please try to use variation in style and/or subject. It's hard to vote on very similar entries.
+Please don't show your poem to anyone who has the power to vote.

Click here for the image which is to be your inspiration!Collapse )

Your entries are due to this screened post by Friday, March 24.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
10 March 2006 @ 10:58 pm
Hooray for last minute entries!! Thank you, everyone who submitted. I was beginning to worry that I would have to extend the challenge again.

Voting Rules
All the poems will be posted anonymously. Please read through all of them carefully and thoughtfully. Once you have done this, reply to this post with your votes for the categpories that I will list for this particular contest.

+Please do not vote for a poem for more than one category.
+You may vote for yourself. Just try your best to judge fairly.
+Please don't ask friends to vote for you. It's not fair to other contestants.

Category for this Contest:

There will only be one category because there are only three poems.

Best Rhythm - Poem with the most interesting pattern of rhythm as a whole (perhaps look at the line breaks, flow, etc.)

You are not limited to the definition of this category. This is here in the case someone was unsure of what to look for in the poems. You are free to determine for yourself what the category means and which poem best fits the category.

And just so you know, I select categories that I feel every poem has a chance of winning. :)

I keep on dying again.Collapse )

Also, here are the banners for the winners of Challenge 2!Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
08 March 2006 @ 09:54 pm
The deadline for Challenge 3 poems is fast approaching, and we only have 1 entry so far! So, please, SUBMIT YOUR POEMS HERE so that we can have a contest!

And I am working on those banners. Sorry it's taking so long~ ^^;

Thanks everyone!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
04 March 2006 @ 12:24 am
Hello again! This is your reminder to get your Scramble Poems in by next Friday, March 10! Remember, all of the words are provided for you, so all you have to do is arrange them in a way that will create a poem! I really hope that you have fun with this one! :)
Current Mood: tiredtired