It has come to my attention that I have failed to write anything poetic for some time now, so yesterday I put pen to paper again and came up with this little number. Sorry if it seems a bit plain sailing, I feel a tad rusty.
We never quit pouring sentimental dreams
into modern, robotized hearts
that cease to bleed.
Million depart this interior cold
and look out to our world
of formless souls.
Struck dumb by countless fairy tales
that convince us that
we will not fail
But all the while
we in fact know the truth
that bad things can happen
to those who are good.
So as we sit down
to watch the six ‘o’ clock news
and critique foreign wars and the starving children of two
be wise, and recall lives are governed by laws
that do not exist
Are you the next George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett or J.R.R. Tolkien?
Then make your fantasy a reality with the BFS Short Story Competition 2015.
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Then Vogue’s 2015 Talent Contest is your calling. Read more…
We walked through the meadow, the moonlight and me,
When night held the earth within a velvet black sea,
And deep in a silence unbroken by all,
We watched as the stars were starting to fall.
The meadow grass waved to the whim of the breeze;
Those shooting stars fell to the will of black seas.
But I and the moonlight, ’til nighttime had passed,
Just sat there alone in that sweet meadow grass.
Somber recollections shroud me like a cloud, but not so unpleasantly
Because through the haze, impressions surface perpetually,
warm bubbles in a sea of memories.
This competition is a fundraising collaboration between Willow Burn Hospice and writer Rachel Cochrane, inspired by Rachel’s latest drama, Benchmark.
This writing competition requires you to:
Imagine you had a bench dedicated to you
What would it say on the plaque? (30 words max)
Where would it be?
Why have you chosen that particular place? (200 words max)
We want you to express this in the present tense, celebrating the person that you are now.
For further details on how to enter this competition, please follow the link below.
About the Benchmark Creative Writing Competition
The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries.
The 29th annual international Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition invites entrants to submit a collection of 20-24 pages of poems for the chance to win publication by smith|doorstop, a share of £2,000 ($3,250) and other prizes.
Please see link below for further details on how to enter the competition.
As part of the next leg of the Intercity Flow Project we will be hosting a Symposium at Teesside University in room 5.03 at 6.30pm Thurs 20th November on Making A Living As A Poet. The event will include a reading / showing of work and projects followed by a panel discussion on the ways poetry can be used for social intervention and a vehicle of engagement within communities.
The panel will consist of professional poets from UK and abroad who have years of experience of working as a poet within the participatory arts sector. This event is free.