National poetry comp open!

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  1. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    The National poetry competition 2010 is open (in the UK) closing date 31st October. 1st prize is £5,000! Anyone tempted to enter? smile

    1. profile image63
      logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Roses are red
      violets are blue,
      I could use 5000,
      how about you?

    2. Petra Vlah profile image61
      Petra Vlahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is the competition open ONLY to UK poets?

    3. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes

  2. Richard Craig profile image75
    Richard Craigposted 8 years ago

    £5,000? yeah I think I'll give it a go thanks.

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    For terms, conditions, rules and entry you can visit, www.poetrysociety.org.uk wishing you all the best of luck. smile

  4. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Wrenfrost.. awesome.

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image80
      wrenfrost56posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No probs PD, I'll share what I know. big_smile There are some exceptional poetry writing hubbers, who would be in with a chance of winning, I'm sure, and how cool would it be to win! smile

  5. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Well.... they'll just have to compete with a kiwi lol

    This is a very good comp.

    See you there.. thanks again.

  6. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Shamelessly bumping this up for those who might have missed it. (Forgive me!) big_smile

  7. sligobay profile image73
    sligobayposted 7 years ago

    Thanks to your link to the UK National Poetry Society, I am happy to share two gold nuggets found there.

    1.October 7th is National Poetry Day in the UK. (I think that we should celebrate on Hubpages)

    2. The Poem of the Month is the oddest romantic metaphor which is very effective:
    Poem of the month: Edwin Morgan died aged 90 on 19 August 2010. 'One Cigarette' is taken from New Selected Poems (2000), published by Carcanet Press Ltd.

    Edwin Morgan
    One Cigarette

    No smoke without you, my fire.
    After you left,
    your cigarette glowed on in my ashtray
    and sent up a long thread of such quiet grey
    I smiled to wonder who would believe its signal
    of so much love. One cigarette
    in the non-smoker's tray.
    As the last spire
    trembles up, a sudden draught
    blows it winding into my face.
    Is it smell, is it taste?
    You are here again, and I am drunk on your tobacco lips.
    Out with the light.
    Let the smoke lie back in the dark.
    Till I hear the very ash
    sigh down among the flowers of brass
    I'll breathe, and long past midnight, your last kiss.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

    2. agaglia profile image82
      agagliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What a great poem. The missing-you is so there! I love the line "I am drunk on your tobacco lips" What an image.
      I had not thought of it as a metaphore, but once I read that, I agree totally.

  8. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Just over a week left and I still have not finished my peom yet! hmm Still its not over yet, anyone else got round to entering? Would love to know. smile

  9. Petra Vlah profile image61
    Petra Vlahposted 7 years ago

    I will ask the question AGAIN: is this competition open to all poets OR just UK submissions are accepted?

    1. Jaggedfrost profile image75
      Jaggedfrostposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    2. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      @Petra Vlah, it appears to be open to anyone 17 or older , internationally. Cost to enter is 6.00

      1. agaglia profile image82
        agagliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        How do we know it is $6.00? Is that the cost of the membership? or entering the contest?

    3. agaglia profile image82
      agagliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It looks like you must at least be a member of the poetry society. So my question is what  is the currency exchange?  I don't know how many American dollars equals  40 UK dollars - are the Euros?

 
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