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Winners of the End of Summer Poetry Contest are. . .

Thank you to everyone who participated in this poetry contest, to everyone who reblogged, liked, and commented, to everyone to watched the LIVE broadcast, THANK YOU.

Let me also add that this was one of the harder contests that I have ever judged. I went back and forth numerous times over my top 3. In the end, I judged based on relevancy to summer, structure, flow, emotional appeal, and syntax.

Now, without further delay, here are the results of the End of Summer Poetry Contest!

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In third place, we have a tie!

Both TShaw and Eugenia produced such wonderfully succinct, summer-themed poems with wonderful diction that I could not decide between them. They tie for 3rd place!

From T.Shaw, we have “Yesterday, I Saw Time

“Yesterday, I saw Time

Strumming a guitar. Digits

Professing that

Summer was gone,

Chewed, and swallowed like

A grape. Still, he picked

Strings, pining for her

To return and sing.”

From Eugenia, we have “Cyclical Activity

“relics in the sand

farewell hush of ebbing tide

summer whodunits

cosmos of cosmos

hazy lazy dog days wane

summer slumbers

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In second place, December Rose and their poem “Shimmer in Blue“!

I was designed                               for a shimmer in blue                       for a merry sailor tune

for all of the things                                      that titillate you

I can see                                  the wide open sea                                  the salt air breeze

like a veil and ring                            like my bride to be

and so                        I ebb and flow                                    I ne’er let go

let the words sing                      into an ocean throe.

Now my heart throbs                       and floats and bobs                          as I ask the cob

why roots start growing                       where there’s a meal on the hob.

He looks at me with a tear in his eye         he says to me that he learned to fly

on a warm, summer day with a clear blue sky      but for every memory adventures bring

you never forget your first goodbye.

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In first place, and winner of the End of Summer Poetry Contest, we have Jillian’s “Pause at Sunset”

“Guilded rays of dusk strike
their tendrils through the tree leaves;
the rale of the Summer season
percieved
as nothing more than the Zephyr
that moves through the green
in a calm waft
or breeze.
Briefly
he is appreciated
in southern heat
sticky skin relieved
if but for a moment
’til cool showers can clean off
the gritty salt
of another day’s hard work.

They call for Autumn to come early
come quickly
but will soon regret
Summer Death
when Winter Frost unseats her.”

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And just like that, the End of Summer Poetry Contest is finished!

Thank you again everyone! With my busiest season right around the corner, I most likely will not be hosting another contest until December when I will be hosting my annual Blogmas Contest! Be sure to check it out then! Meanwhile, get back to blogging, writing, painting, reading, or whatever else you love!

-Kayla Ann, Author

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15 thoughts on “Winners of the End of Summer Poetry Contest are. . .”

  1. You could add to everyone’s thinking by describing what about the winning poems you saw that put them above the others. I know this is a very subjective contest, and I hope you will take time to point out the features of these poems and your thinking process. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for this insight. This is a good opportunity to learn more about poetry from a poet who has great knowledge and experience.

    I think I get what you are saying, but let me feed back what I think you mean.

    -Deeper understanding of the theme was important.

    -Beautiful word choice, both beautiful words, and beautiful combinations of words are important.

    -Expressions that evoke strong emotions.

    -Striking language or format that imprints itself on the reader.

    Is this what you meant? Did length help? Pictures? Word arrangement?

    Please correct any mis-impressions.

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    1. You are welcome, thank you for asking! I’m happy to explain more thoroughly if I can.
      You’ve got it pretty clearly though 🙂 those were all important factors for me. As you might see from my selection, I chose poems of varying length and structure 🙂

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