Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Well, we haven't had one of these in a while, have we? Time for a new one, I say! Welcome, resident poets!

The rules are pretty simple. I am the first judge. I will give you a theme, and you must write a poem relating to the theme. Be creative with your interpretations! I will then judge the entries by a set date, and the winner will then be the next judge, and set the next theme. And so on, and so forth. 

The first theme will be... *dramatic drumroll*

Stars! Whether you chose to write about the kind of stars you wish on, or the kind that take the stage, I will be eagerly awaiting your sparkly, shiny, beautiful poems. Have them in by... Saturday, March 18. Two weeks. Sound fair? 

I hope to see your poems soon!

~Booksy <3 

submitted by Booksy Owly
(March 4, 2017 - 8:58 pm)

-Will ‘o the wisp

Lost down a lonely path

After twilight’s first star

When the first of night creeps in

Owl’s first call from afar.

A mist hangs in the air

Making the trees blur

The pines lean in the breeze

Which makes an eerie whir.

The dark creeps in with earnest now

Washing all in black

The glints of eyes are spooky

They have that sort of knack.

You are lost, so far from home

The mist sinks into your skin

You shiver and wrap your arms around

Knowing that the shadows will win.

But then up ahead

There is a spark

Something glow, something floating

A creature in the dark.

It’s a flame like creature

With an impish face

Who gestures to you

Like they want to race

The zip ahead, and another appears

They seem to wait for you

And so with a slow step you follow

What else is there to do?

Will ‘o the wisps, you know,

Are said to lead you astray

But how can they possibly do that

Since you’ve already lost your way?

More flames join the two

Showing a trial of light

The wisps encourage you with squeaks

Guiding you through the night

And when the moon is high and full

The fire’s go out

You slow and step out onto a road

And you almost let slip a shout

The wisps had shown you

The way back to the civilization

You silently thank the devilish creatures

And run without hesitation.

@Celine, and when will judging be? 

submitted by Hawkstar, age ARMY-ing, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(February 13, 2024 - 7:49 pm)

Oops, sorry! Judging will be 2 weeks from yesterday, so... the 26th I think?

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, CB reunion tmrw!!
(February 14, 2024 - 1:19 am)

this poem sounds so pretty...

your poetry is super amazing btw <33 

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Celestial Sky
(February 14, 2024 - 5:01 pm)

Thank you so much <333 yours is always amazing as well! I especially like this last one, Memories and Wisps :D I

submitted by Hawkstar, age Forever, Tae and Kookie
(February 14, 2024 - 7:55 pm)

tysm!! <33

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Celestial Sky
(February 14, 2024 - 11:41 pm)

Memories and Wisps

A strand of old ribbon

Two small silver buttons

A cracked old brown basket

A tired, dried paintbrush

Remember that night when

I tied a ribbon ‘round

Your hair, while you reached for

All the glowing fireflies?

Remember when you said

You could sew, yet you still

Couldn’t manage to stitch

The buttons on my shirt?

Remember when we went

To the apple orchard

To pick apples, yet our

Basket remained empty?

Remember all the times

You attempted to teach

Me how to paint, but I

Never really learned how?

A strand of old ribbon

Two small silver buttons

A cracked old brown basket

A tired, dried paintbrush

All that is left of you

Just memories and wisps

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, Following a Wisp
(February 13, 2024 - 9:09 pm)

Should you judge March 21st, then?

submitted by @Celine
(March 7, 2024 - 8:25 pm)

Yeah, I think I can do that :) @all, new deadline: March 21st! Look forward to your entries! Whoo! We're back in business everyone!! :D

submitted by CBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!, age myfullname, 2 excited 2 write
(March 7, 2024 - 10:20 pm)
submitted by Top please!
(March 9, 2024 - 10:06 pm)
submitted by Tipple Top, Joy and, Jaunt, come and be Jolie!
(March 10, 2024 - 2:40 pm)



chasing scattered dandelion seeds in the wind

an ephemeral time capsule of broken promises.

heart pounding like a stop-motion video--

(why can’t i just rewind when i make a mistake?)

long-exposure photographs fabricate shooting stars

because maybe fake wishes will come true when the real ones never did.

i don’t need a telescope to see the constellations

or connect the dots bouncing in the center of my screen

(error 502, bad gateway. choose another road.)

maybe i’m trapped in pointless pointillist hallucinations:

how many spots can i find before the ladybug flies away

on the wings i wish i had?

(but the only way i can fly is by falling)

submitted by Woodwind, age he/they, echo chamber of solitude
(March 14, 2024 - 11:09 pm)

would saying "choose another road to heck" be okay?

Yes. Do you not like how I just changed it to choose another road. ? Do you want me to add "to heck" ? Be sure to reply on the thread with the poem so I can find it.


submitted by Woodwind, age he/they, echo chamber of solitude
(March 15, 2024 - 2:00 pm)

Okay, judging! Thanks to all who entered, all your entries were amazing, and I love all the different interpretations you all had! :)


Third place... 


I really love the whole mood of this, and your imagery is absolutely wonderful!! I can really feel and see everything happening! Your rhymes are so natural and the whole thing is just really well done. :D


Second place...

Moon Wolf!

I love the whole concept, and it was really well executed. I get this dusty, nostalgic, warm feeling when I read your poem. I really like how you start with the objects, when they're just objects, then go on to infuse them with memories, so when you list them again, they're something more. Again, awesome job!! :D


First place...


Okay, this poem is amazing! Idk if you misread "wisp" to mean "wish" or smth, but either way, wow. I love everything about it. Your descriptions are lovely, and your parentheses are all so relatable and really everything is just so creative and true and... irdk. This is an amazing poem! Congrats, you're our next judge! :D

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age FeiyaMYAOZ, Error 502, Bad Gateway
(March 21, 2024 - 10:55 am)
submitted by Celine - judging!
(March 21, 2024 - 10:58 am)

everyone's poems were amazing and thanks for judging, Celine :D I didn't misread the prompt, it just kind of morphed into something else; I'm sorry if the connection was too weak...

the next theme is 'plaid' and I'll be judging on April 5th, probably pretty late in the day

submitted by Woodwind, age he/they, echo chamber of solitude
(March 21, 2024 - 1:04 pm)