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  • Ni Lucy (7/24/2012 9:58:00 PM) Post reply

    Share the poems with you!

    On the Idle Hill of Summer

    -Alfred Edward Housman

    On the idle hill of summer,
    Sleepy with the flow of streams,
    Far I hear the steady drummer
    Drumming like a noise in dreams.

    Far and near and low and louder
    On the roads of earth go by,
    Dear to friends and food for powder,
    Soldiers marching, all to die.

    East and west on fields forgotten
    Bleach the bones of comrades slain,
    Lovely lads and dead and rotten;
    None that go return again.

    Far the calling bugles hollo,
    High the screaming fife replies,
    Gay the files of scarlet follow:
    Woman bore me, I will rise.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2012 3:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest
    Deadline: 15 September 2012

    Contest Rules:

    This year’s incarnation of the SFPA’s speculative poetry contest is open to all poets, including non-SFPA-members. Prizes will be awarded for best poem in 3 categories: Dwarf (poems 1–10 lines): Short (11–49 lines [prose poems 0–499 words]): Long (50 lines and more [prose 500 words and up]) . A special prize for the best poem by a non-SFPA-member poet (chosen from entries of any length) will also be awarded. All sub-genres of speculative fiction allowed in any form.

    Judge: Andrew Joron, a prominent science-fiction poet.

    Send no more than one previously unpublished poem per category (Dwarf, Short, Long) . Submission deadline is Sept.15,2012. Winners announced on November 1,2012.

    Submission guidelines:

    Submissions by e-mail only to
    Send no more than one poem per category.

    Poems must be included in the body of the e-mail or sent as.rtf attachments; no other methods will be accepted. If a poem contains unique formatting, please send it in.rtf format. Please use single spacing; if pasting into e-mail from a.doc, convert your poems to plain text format. Indicate indentation with spaces, NOT tabs, and italics with _underlines_.

    Indicate if you are NOT an SFPA member; an additional prize will be awarded to the best poem by a non-member.

    Confirmation of receipt of your submission should follow within 2 days.
    Announcement of winners will be posted on the SFPA website by November 1,2012


    1st prize in each category (Dwarf, Short, Long, Non-Member) : $50 cash plus one-year membership (membership extension or cash equivalent where applicable) plus publications donated by membership. Choice of one publication donated by SFPA members for runners-up. Publication on Poetry Planet ( podcast magazine and on the SFPA website for winners and runners-up.

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  • Kaila George Rookie - 1st Stage (7/15/2012 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    Oh I thought this was for contest's my bad....ummm just wondering...are there contests to have here....if so please let me know...thank you for your time.

  • Walija Amir Rookie - 1st Stage (7/4/2012 2:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi guys!
    I'm new to poemhunter nd I really want ur feedbacks on my poems..looking forward.
    Best regards.
    Walija Amir

  • Drew Anderson Rookie - 1st Stage (6/25/2012 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Well not for sure I dont if your new or not but i am new so im asking the same question, if any of you members know anything about this event please post thanks in advance :)

  • Drew Anderson Rookie - 1st Stage (6/25/2012 12:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Im pretty new so ill be posting poems later on and post to see if im any good, I just started this poetry thing, thanks in advance.

  • Pankaj Bhowmik Rookie - 1st Stage (6/24/2012 4:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I think poetry is letting out your feelings and emotions towards your surroundings. I dont think one can put another's sentiments to judgement ground

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    • Devrupa Kunda (7/27/2012 1:49:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Hi.. I suppose Ur Indian.. and bengali too... I joined the site today only.. An u plz inform me about the site and how to submit my writings?

  • Nour Darwish Rookie - 1st Stage (6/23/2012 3:59:00 AM) Post reply

    My Moon
    i look 2 the sky & always cry
    searching 4 my moon & my tears go dry
    where r u my moon looking up high
    where is my moon in my heart never dies
    where is my moon that brings me glee
    where is my moon, i watch over the sea
    where is my moon, in my heart flies free
    my moon, i say, the moon u say
    since u dont know the moon u dont know the gay
    my moon, went, & i miss it everyday
    sad or happy well left me away
    where r u my moon, plz tell me where
    i want 2 look 2 ur eyes & go back there
    to ur heart u know, where love is fair
    i love u i say & can no more bear !

  • Franklin Temel Rookie - 1st Stage (6/23/2012 12:48:00 AM) Post reply


    Death Be The Proudest For Thou Art The Mightiest
    Only Self Serving Weavers of The Fabric Of Societies
    Claim You To be Torturous And Ferocious.

    To hold On To Their Avaricious Power,
    They Use You To Terrify The Masses Into Submission and Conformity

    You, Unlike Their Gods And Prophets, are Truly Invincible.
    You Defeat All, including Kings, Despots, And Oligarchs. Be Proud Death
    e Proudest Death, For Thou Art The Mightiest.

  • Meena Mustafa Rookie - 1st Stage (6/22/2012 11:36:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am new here :) . Please do read my poems and rate them. Thanks. Meena

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    • Nour Darwish (6/23/2012 4:11:00 AM) Post reply

      plzzzz read my poems, rate them and comment i want 2 know if they r gd plz :)

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