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POEM OF THE MONTH ~ MARCH 2020

Layla
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Poetry Contest

Nominate an Amazing Poem to Represent DU across social media!
It's time for our "Poem of the Month" to be featured in the DUP 'Poem of the Month Hall of Fame' and on the official Facebook page.
You have THREE weeks to nominate no more than THREE of your favorite poems from another DUP poet!

Please note the following when making nominations:

NOTE: The Spoken Word of the Month comp is here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11285/

Because the vote for this com is anonymous, and spoken word pieces cannot be anonymous due to avatars and voices, we would prefer you nominate those pieces in the appropriate comp above so that voting remains fair.

NOTE: New Member ( six ( 6 ) months of less ) of the Month comp is here: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11284/

1. Self nominations are not accepted. The great majority of the competitions here are about spotlighting one's own work on a particular topic or theme.  This is a chance to nominate that poem that you wish you had written but some other great talent here beat you to it.

2. You may nominate only THREE poems from THREE different DU members.

3. No DUPLICATES. If someone nominates the same poem the entry will be deleted. If you like it that much wait and vote for it!

4. Any genre except erotica or pornography. This is a Facebook feature and we must adhere to their guidelines.  

5. Any member who is banned or disables their account PRIOR to the win will be automatically disqualified.

6. One win per member within a Calendar Year.

7. You must personally notify the member that they have been nominated.

Nomination Duration is three weeks followed by a week of site voting!


Current Poem of the Month Hall of Famers:

2020

January 2020-  NEW BEGINNINGS
February 2020-


2019

January, 2019 - DANIELCHRISTENSEN
February, 2019 - SOPHIE_ERICSON
March, 2019 - AUDIOHARLEEA
April, 2019 - FROM THE ASH
May, 2019 - MISS_SUB
June, 2019 - NAAJIR
July, 2019 - LAYLA
August, 2019 - AHAVATI
September, 2019 - MISS_SUB
October, 2019 - HOWLING_WHELMS
November, 2019 - JOHNNY BLAZE
December 2019- RACHEL_LAUREN


2018

January, 2018 - LADY_OF_THE_QUILL
February, 2018  - LEPPEROCHAN Craic in a Box
March, 2018 - TINABUBUYA (Tee Mali)
April, 2018 - CROWFLY
May, 2018  - ATOMIKBOMB
June, 2018  - MISS_SUB (Missy)
July, 2018  - MEADOWSWEET
August, 2018  - LAYLA
September, 2018 - COLD FUSION
October, 2018  - TODSKI28
November, 2018 - TheMUSE22
December, 2018  - BENDER

2017

January, 2017 - VEE
February, 2017 - CRIMSIN
March, 2017 - ONEFIFTYSIX
April, 2017 - DANIEL CHRISTENSEN
May, 2017 - ALEXANDER CASE
June, 2017 - AEMelia564
July, 2017 - THE_SILLY_SIBYL (Jack Thomas Heslop)
August, 2017 - QUIETUSQUILL
September, 2017 - _SHADOE_
October, 2017 - POETSREVENGE
November, 2017 - NAAJIR
December, 2017 - POETSPEAK

2016

November, 2016 - JOHN FEDDELER
December, 2016 - AHAVATI

Layla
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Please note a slight change:
Three weeks duration and three poems nomination going forward.

Thank you.

Layla
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Ahavati
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 super~c r i t i c a l   singularity






1.
(t)he. f i r e~eye



even his each breath rushes rapidfire high

...and those subtly arrowed somethings
of his mountainously throbbing laryngeal
bumps ..are metallic artillery ..stingingly
haunting this stirring soulwell.. in a stringy
pulling deep, to a sudden swollen slithery
pro~liberative predisposal bud~b(l)oom..
of a muskening midnight's wild~jasmine
..





2.
once,  an   i c y  apocalysping  bon~f i r e


the fluorescein~ed magnesial chromatic greens
...are in a spectacular artic auroral magnificence..
the epic bioscope skies tonight ploy a meticulous
background... the steely~ rimmed four quarterly
windowing many sun~ lanterned tents in carnival
celebration for once before all..  casts elongating
shadows of their soiled & slanted murmurous
magnifications..  over the glossy iced opacity
walls of a vastly lost iglooless expanse... a lastly
charring mass burial's stenchy smoke clouds is

thus in miscibility with the listlessly solidified ice

.



3.  
so.  play on the petty petrified island~ minds




n o t h i n g  ever remains.   but

the  boundless  o n e   in  'some'

fusion,         the      t r u t h








Written by summultima (uma)
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Amen is Still Amen

Hebrew ...I do love
however... staring into the challenge
on my iPad brings a frown.
This poet speaks to humor
with Yiddish puns flying over my head
Rudimentary Hebrew is useless here

Ranting to my husband
About the loss; many hundreds of words
too precious to properly tolerate
the culture shock of my native tongue
I return my thoughts to his poem
lingering on a familiar word
that will never need translation

Amen

From: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52940/the-amen-stone

#YehudaAmichai
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when i go running

when i go running,
do not call on me.
 
when i run,
making seven circles, just
before the sun
grows then culls the growth
with oppressive humidity,
 
making rings,
first one
then two
before spring ends,
 
you will have me.
 
through your dark wood i'll return again
below a moon that turns men to wolves
and bestows girls womanhood,
 
and you will have me
like a poltergeist in windy spring
 
when i go running,
pulling leaves from swaying trees
with tenderness that moves all things
when you do not call on me.
Written by gonezalo
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summultima
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uma
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Filling In The Tin Station

(Joe's garage circa '89)



Was it in the window
worn to the weather
those reflections
glassed over my eyes 

I wonder where You are
looking over Your shoulder
reaching back further 
a wisp of time

were I never lost upon
shadow and ghost
I don't think I'd check 
yet be put right in place

then there was that moment... 
I saw Your face
alive inside
counting down


lost in silence
 
Written by souladareatease
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summultima
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uma
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by design

because the poem
summoned me—  
dictated my being
through (syn)tactical meaning;  
what I mean is—  
I am here, stationed    
for poetry  
 
I am not a socialite  
or the next internet notch  
on a headboard, belt  
tattooed chest—  
 
I am not a counselor  
advice columnist  
gossip-monger  
politician, nor expert  
in anything—  
not even the poem  
 
because it's in control—  
not me, and can make you believe  
you're the only poet worthy;  
it can desert you, royally  
halfway through composition—  
locking your imagination  
inside its trunk of inspiration—  
fickle, self-serving  
choosing what it chooses  
despite duty or loyalty  
 
but when it turns homeward  
—that prodigal poem  
within the heart of our muse—  
abandonment is forgotten too soon  
by germinated syllables  
sprouting up its throat—  
tumbling over the tongue  
from its magic mouth  
into a poem  
 
true poets can do nothing  
but wait helplessly, watching the horizon—  
hopeful romantics by birthright    
lost vigilantes by design  
~
Written by Ahavati
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uma
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My Cradle and my Grave

Boundaries urgent,
within their superior margin.
 butt against the still pressure
to brand me

Slipstream,  backwash,  agitate
 your potency against the
 rubber stops that bollard,
my demeanor

Muffle,  smother,  and strangle
my autonomy,  with your tall
 caliber of subordination

Success is my victory
Let me go in peace

Pitted high,  in my solitude
 a wasteland etched.
Memories stand,  like eremetic sillhouttes poised,  against
my horizon

The dense crust, that coats
 the will of my decision becomes
my cradle, and my grave.

Carbon paper effigy,  frayed,
 Exhalation of cobweb filament,
lays down with dregs,  and moss
green velvet

Your words,  I tear out by hand
 from my neck and chest.
Shards of insults razored
 beneath,  toughened skin
Scarlett drops trickle,  gather like
a mote that surrounds me

Granite with horneblende carved
from my flesh morter from my
blood I build my fortress
With Pain as  my cornerstone
Individual is my capstone
Written by Valeriya (Valeriya Long)
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Layla
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These are fantastic guys, ty...and the ones who didn't note the recent change, you can nominate 3 different poems.

Valeriya
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Layla
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Couple of other fantastic poems joined the comp, thank you!

And Please Do not forget to leave a comment or message the poet you are nominating for their work so that they are aware of being nominated.

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