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Contrapuntal Conquest

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Anniversaries

In the womb, a love song

  I found a love of my own

Love lost, everything went wrong

  In hindsight, I was never alone

Anniversaries serenade

  One year since I was wed

The reality of your absence marinades

  In love loneliness is dead

Emptiness lingers within

  Full of potential and life on one hand

Longing to hear your voice again

  Seconds pass, all we are is hour glass sand

Moment to moment short lived smile

  My happiness has just begun

Yet yours is lost as I am for just a little while

  How grateful I am to have found someone...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89 said:

Great to see you here again, Nathaniel.  You're making a great habit of contrapuntal goodness.

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A Wedding and A Funeral

 
Alternating between

  The chronicles of love and death

At the end of the isle


Set the altar like a scene

  A casket or love's first breath

The end or beginning of a mile


How has tragedy found us here?

  In the moment of our joyous renew

Tainted it seems is this time of year

  Torn between my love for her and the death of you


Retract my sentiments of grievous despair

  Highlighting the moment of our vows spoken

Despite the reality that you won't be there

  Nevertheless we will remain unbroken


A wedding and a funeral

  Commemorate, commiserate...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89 said:

Acknowledging your third and final entry, with thanks for maximum support.

Sincerely

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Leisure Gardening

A contrapuntal poem
 
The spring brings out the flowers
The garden is for my pleasure
Toil in the garden many hours
Work and time spent at leisure
Bask in the sun and fresh air
Enjoy the blooms and the scent  
Toil away without a care
Relaxing is time well spent
Autumn is the harvest season
Edible produce for all to eat
Celebrate for good reason
Dishes that are hard to beat
Written by gardenlover
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gardenlover said:

You've maxed-in well wth this final entry, gardenlover.

Thanks.

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Novel

( a contrapuntal poem )
 
 
He looked into the dark of Internet  
And found a huntress who wrote poetry.
She gazed at him with longing and regret,
He also sighed and felt they’d never meet.
 
But stranger still she could not realize
He too supposed he didn’t have a chance,
The competition coveting his prize.
She put a pen to verse the words that dance.
 
Then back and forth a week of poetry,
Would his desire turn into a play?
But like the flower to a honeybee,
To go to him and give her heart away.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Jade-Pandora said:

Jade-Pandora
How I adore ya!

Thanks for sort of bringing up the near rear with rare novelty.

Sincerely

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Mars at Jupiter's End

(a contrapuntal poem)

Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,
Gigantic and majestic reigns supreme,
While Mars, the Bringer of War,
Echoes in the distance like a dream.

Perhaps it’s the giant’s breathtaking presence,
That portrays such power and magnitude,
Yet in the shadows there’s a coming resonance,
Personified by a fierce and ferocious attitude.

But at the end of Jupiter’s glorious suite,
There’s a sweet and explosive harmony,
The brutal Mars bars percussive attack,
All come together, deafening and artfully.

# NaPoWriMo2020
76 words
57 unique
Written by wallyroo92
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wallyroo92 said:

Thank you, wallyroo92, for coming to earth's end to input your Mars at Jupiter's end -- and just comfortably in time before the end of the competition.

Best wishes to you!

Sincerely

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cabcool said:Contrapuntal poetry is a concept influenced by musical practice.  The music (preludes and fugues, for instance) of J. S. Bach is largely contrapuntal.  In contrapuntal (or counterpoint) music, multiple melodic lines, relatively independent, unfold simultaneously.  Multilinear music is often referred to as polyphony.

Contrapuntal poems intertwine two (or more) separate poems into a single composition.  This composite form alternates each successive line of poem A with its corresponding line in poem B, continuing this way from start to finish.

Create a new contrapuntal poem based on any cohesive theme(s)
•   100 words max
•   rhymed or unrhymed
•   porn entries disqualified
•   limit 3 entries per competitor (no multiple pseudonyms)
•   2 weeks only
•   winner, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up determined by peer ballot


Dear competitors

Thanks for your participation and amazing submissions to this competition.  As you are aware, Admin is heads and heels immersed in the NaPo2020 challenge.  I crave your patience as you await the requested public vote, which I know will receive due attention in a little while.

I've enjoyed reading every single entry.  To keep the pages current, why don't you go take a read of the rich tapestry from time to time, either to break the "monotony" of NaPo or to garner further inspiration for your writes?

Yours sincerely


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The winner of this competition and any runners up were decided by public vote.

Thank you to the following members for voting:

Billy_Snagg, adagio, Ahavati, AspergerPoet56, Grace, nutbuster, cabcool, Phantom2426, Stoney223, Tallen, Kinkpoet, Marks, Layla, Josh, Hepcat61, greyeyes10780, case28, Frustrated_prole, runaway-mindtrain

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CONGRATULATIONS, gardenlover, for sowing seeds that have sprung you in spring!  You were at ease with the form, weaving apposite threads that captured well the fluency of the contrapuntal concept.

Thanks to all who participated, for helping to make this a worthwhile pursuit.  Although this might have been one of the more challenging  of forms, your entries were all fun; hopefully, you will continue to explore counterpoint as an alternate expression in your general writing.

Fellow judges -- Billy_Snagg, adagio, Ahavati, AspergerPoet56, Grace, nutbuster, Phantom2426, Stoney223, Tallen, Kinkpoet, Marks, Layla, Josh, Hepcat61, greyeyes10780, case28, Frustrated_prole, runaway-mindtrain -- you gave of your intellect in analysing and evaluating the entries to make rational decisions about the winning entry.  Well done.

Hats off to you, Admin, for making mountains into molehills every time you are confronted by mammoth simultaneous tasks.

Yours sincerely

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This competition has been quite a challenge, It is a form I had not tried before but will again in the future. Thank you for all involved

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