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POETRY #97

We’re in July, summer for those in the northern hemisphere and ‘holidays’. ::)

At home, abroad, past/present/future, a busman’s holiday, how to avoid/entertain kids, the expense, enjoyment, excitement, romance even . . . please write a poem loosely based on ‘summer holidays’. No more than 40 lines and PM entries to me by midnight [BST] Friday 11th of July (when all the bonfires will be lighting the skies in NI).

Happy writing and have fun.
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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 08:56:43 AM »
This is the new challenge . . . come on, entries, please. :)

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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 09:38:37 AM »
Come on people! Write something!
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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 09:41:06 AM »
Yes, the contest has been up a week already. ::) ::) ::)

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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 09:51:54 AM »
they're all on holiday doing... research, yeah, research.
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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 11:54:21 AM »
Of course! I should have thought of that. ;D

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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 01:47:28 PM »
i'm hoping to get something done - hang in there mate  :)

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Re: POETRY #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 01:52:26 PM »
Thanks, Daryl. :)

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Re: Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 11:52:40 AM »
First entry received . . . the deadline is nearing. :o


Thank you. :D

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Winner of Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2014, 07:03:09 PM »
Gotta be in it to win it . . . Daryl [midnight candle] did! Well done, mate. ;)

 :) And here is his winning poem. :)


Under lilac sky light,
hand in hand
we strolled with sandaled feet
on sun-scorched earth

between lifeless vines
earlier hanging heavy
with ripe grapes.

Let the pickers pick,
bend and break their backs
in unnatural acts

and later,
lying under the sequined sky
with glasses of Chablis

we’ll reap
the fruits
of their harvest.

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Re: Winner Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2014, 07:20:02 PM »
thanks for the competition guys  ;D

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Re: Winner Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 11:06:15 PM »
Congratulations Daryl - well done.  ;D
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Re: Daryl [midnight candle] - Winner of Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 01:09:21 AM »
Congratulations Daryl. My entry wasn't ready in time for the deadline. Il post it in the review section some other time.
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Re: Daryl [midnight candle] - Winner of Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 03:34:43 AM »
Oh dear, I've just discovered that there was another entry . . . but as it had no mention of the contest in the subject line, it skipped by me.


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Re: Daryl [midnight candle] - Winner of Poetry #97 -- summer holidays
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 03:47:34 AM »
do you want to run the comp anyway and just reveal the other writer - i'm okay with that  :)