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by [daydreamer]

The contest is closed! Vote for your favorite poem! <poll:63174>


1) Poem must be entirely original to you

2) Only two submissions per person

3) No more than 30 lines, not counting spaces

5) Enter your name, number your entries, place a line on both sides of poem.

4) Please keep it PG rated. Consider it a creative challenge.

Simply write a poem that completely defines the *essence* of what night means to you. Fantasy, realistic, rhyme, and free verse or any other kinds of poem are all acceptable! Write a poem that defines night.

Place new entries at the bottom of the page, and enjoy yourself!

The first winners of this contest are:

First place: [Nere] Black Cat

Second place:[SAHS] - Nocturnal Hymn (Praise the Moonlight)

Third place: [the 5th apocalyptic horseman] - Loneliness?
         [Doormat] - Eternal Night

Here are a couple of images to post in your house as a participant. I'm not sure that I like them . . . I may change them. 


Entries go under this line!

1) [Melody_Rain]

The Sweet Night Rains

Drip, drip
the rain sings.
On the lake
it makes rings.
The moon shines brightly
on the water front.
The night shadows
seek and hunt.
Jumping from tree to tree
when the moonlight shines
they cannot be seen.
The rain falls this night
making the leaves gleam.
They look like emeralds
so does it seem.
The leaves twinkle
with an unforgettable green.
The night is beautiful
but even more glorious when it rains.
The little droplets
make sweet little stains.
The sweet nights rain
falls tonight.
Come the morrow
night's rain will be gone from sight.

2) [Doormat] Well it might fit in...maybe
Title:The Hidden

Somebody heard, somebody knew,
A secret identity, known by so few,
The face of the hidden, that no one drew,
The shadows will cover, right on cue.

The creak of the boards, a strand of hair,
The unknown person, sitting in a chair,
Don’t even talk, just look and stare,
For they are the hidden, so beware.

Under cover of night, to them you are blind,
They tear out your flesh, for bones that they grind,
They savor your intelligence, to tap into your mind,
The hidden are legends, so beware of their kind.

An ancient commodity, that is your soul,
The hidden ones seek, for they aren’t whole,
A fresh new host to infest, that is their goal,
An eternity of damnation, the infected one’s toll.

Almost invisible, to all human sight,
The hidden will strike, in delight,
The smell of blood, they excite,
Be wary, for the hidden attack tonight.

3. [SAHS]
Fairytale Lullaby

Close your eyes, my child,
And lay your head down.
Dream of candy clouds,
Fly on a fairy tale,
Swim in a river of stars.
Into candlelit dreams;
Rainbow moonbeams;
Angels in brightest white;
Peace throughout the night.
Close your eyes, fairy child,
And lay your head down.
The moon's light be your guide
As the flight to Neverland
Sweeps you away on an angel's wings.

4. [SAHS]

In my dreams, I drowned,
sinking into the deep violet
of the Maiden's Cloak,
her veil of clouds
hiding her virgin face.

And the candlelit sky
Whispered to me, calling me
Into the Infinite.

In my dreams, I burned,
Falling into the stunning red
Of the Mother's Arms,
Her veil of light
Cradling her child in me.

And the singing sky
Opened up, leading me
Into the Infinite.

In my dreams, I aged...
Descending into the quiet white
Of the Crone's bosom
And she wore nothing,
Revealing her wise spirit.

And the sky was quiet
And all was empty
As I walked into the Infinite.

Page 2! -- >

Nocturnal Poetry Contest 2

Old Night Poems
Above are poems from the first contest!

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2004-05-04 [mywolfalways]: 30 lines then? Sounds good.

2004-05-04 [SAHS]: Hmm, sounds like a nice idea. I do love the night. But I'm not so good at poetry. I'll see what I can come up with, if anything, and be back...

2004-05-05 [Doormat]: woot i better start writing

2004-05-05 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: uhhh... this sounds like fun... im gonna start writing.

2004-05-06 [daydreamer]: What amazing entries! How exciting!

2004-05-06 [Xx i'll eat your heart out xX]: how can i enter?

2004-05-06 [mywolfalways]: Once you have your entry you just post it up on the page with the < hr > between your entry and the next.

2004-05-06 [Terrsaa]: i put in a couple, i must say that i cant see mine placing with so much talented prose up already.

2004-05-06 [Doormat]: interesting observation...good luck anyways :)

2004-05-20 [daydreamer]: Great job everybody! Time to Vote!

2004-05-24 [Rondel]: Oh, drat, I didn't hear about this until it closed... <sigh> I'll just have to take my place among the voters. <smile>

2004-05-25 [Blood Angel]: ARG, i wished i knew of this contest a while back, i would of entered it..

2004-05-25 [pegasus1000]: for just not finding this sight I think that it is a shame that I could not particapate.. oh well.. I wish there were a wiki for listings of compatitions..

2004-05-25 [Blood Angel]: lol yea, exactly

2004-05-25 [Nere]: ... erm.. hello... Writing Contests and Art Contests...

2004-06-02 [Nite_Owl]: awwww...I'll never be able to participate in one of this one ever starting again, cause I have SOOOO many poems about the night lol

2004-06-17 [Kisama]: Darn it, this palce isn't still running...darn

2004-07-14 [daydreamer]: Ach, I am very sorry, things will be stagnent until the second week of August . . . Please accept my apologies, and I promise things will start up again in four weeks!

2004-08-09 [daydreamer]: I'll be annoucing last contest's winners, and sending out the pretty images soon . . .

2004-08-09 [Nere]: cool.... and I'll shall write a new entry.

2004-08-10 [Doormat]: when do we get badges ^_^

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