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!
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!
“Yesterday, I saw Time
Strumming a guitar. Digits
Summer was gone,
Chewed, and swallowed like
A grape. Still, he picked
Strings, pining for her
To return and sing.”
“relics in the sand
farewell hush of ebbing tide
cosmos of cosmos
hazy lazy dog days wane
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.
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
as nothing more than the Zephyr
that moves through the green
in a calm waft
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
but will soon regret
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