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Rules
The rules for the Daily Poem are simple, and are as follows:
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be entirely original, and written by a single poet - collaborations are not allowed.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Fan-work is not allowed unless the source material is now in the public domain. Please consult the page public domain explained for details on the term.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be in proper English.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must have appropriate content - no excessive violence, hateful, or adult content. 
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must follow the Daily Poem Format.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must not be more than fifty (50) lines in length, minus empty lines.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions per person must not exceed four (4) at any given time.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> If there are spelling and grammar errors in your submissions that prevent them being featured, the Daily Poem bosses will notify you in the comments section of this page and you will be given the opportunity to fix them.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> The Daily Poem Bosses will not tell you what is wrong with your submission. The Daily Poem Bosses will not correct your submission for you. If you attempt to fix your submission and ask if it is fixed, we will gladly answer you.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Because of the aforementioned, the comment section of this page should not be used for chatter.

Failure to comply with these rules in two (2) sequential submissions or in four (4) totals submissions will result in an indefinite ban from the Daily Poem. Choosing to violate this ban will result in immediate entry removal as well as a warning from the Elftown Guards. To view a list of members who are not permitted to submit to the Daily Poem, please see Daily Poem Violators.

If for some reason you should be unable to edit this page properly, please contact one of the Daily Poem Bosses with a message containing your submission (in the correct format!) and, barring any issues, they will add it as soon as possible.

Entry Processing
The submissions are processed in the following manner:
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Entries are sorted for possible feature candidates.
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Feature candidates are chosen at random to be featured on Main Street.

The Daily Poem Bosses reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work. Those poems which are removed from the list of candidates will be deleted without question. Therefore we suggest that you make sure that you submit your best work as well as make copies of what you do submit!
These rules are very strict. However, it helps cut down on the number of featured submissions, allowing for a faster, more efficient Daily Poem process.

For more details, please see the Daily Poem FAQ.

Please submit entries to the bottom of the page!
 
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Spring

Spring is a new beginning
with much to do and to see.
New opportunities are waiting
to make our dreams flourish and bloom.

It's such a grand time to plan change,
to begin the new start we may need.
To try something bold and brazen,
to reach for the stars and succeed.

Spring is a new beginning,
a precious new chance sent to us.
We chase our dreams and capture them
with joy in our hearts each day.

Written by [Stephen]




tan lines

let summer brand us,
take a hot iron to parts
we are told to hide

Written by [törnen]




the thing is

the thing is
that when the music
beats at my temples,
when these voices
surge and crash over my head,
I lose myself in the tide;

the thing is
I have been adrift
without a compass,
sans dictionary for
the language of wind or stars;

the thing is
I have been building a shelter
out of my own life-raft
and dressing the gaps
with pieces of my soul.

the thing is—
I have been teetering and now
all of my walls
are coming
down.

Written by [Linderel]




Ascent

I would like nothing
so much as
to quietly dissolve into the rain—
go rushing against
the drops that pass by,
dive up through clouds, back into sunshine;
reach higher, farther,
beyond the exosphere and away
where no sound can enter—
until finally, bewitched, becalmed,
I could grasp at peace
and be one with the stars.

Written by [Linderel]




The Gift of Wings

There are feathers in
your hand when you wake
and from somewhere afar you
can hear the song of beautiful
little birds, beckoning.
You want to join them.
A fluttering on the windowsill, now—
capture it in trembling
fingers and whisper
old memories into ears
that will transform your clumsy
human speech; new melodies
will be born out of your sorrow
and perhaps tomorrow
you will feel lighter.
For today, for now, you can hold the bird gently
fling it onto the sky
and smile.

Written by [Linderel]




Mother of an Ocean

River flowing wildly,
Bold and delicious-
Take me to your Mother.
Take me to your sea.
With the sun in my smile,
  We'll go dancing,
      and dancing-

Light a candle in the temple,
And see what we can find.
There's a fire in the catacomb,
  The spirits run
      Around and around.
They look at us
While they are chanting,
And when they bow
    They kiss the ground.

See the river to the West-
Nurturing like an ancient Mother-
Let's all of us jump in,
And be part of one another.

Written by [kamisch]




I Didn't Make it to the Beach in Time

The morning awakens with fierce fuschia fingers,
      Clawing with a hunger at the tail end of night –
           Blue mystique blushes and melts
             as the spectrum is savaged:
            Bolts of bold color raking the canopy,
              Dripping in the brilliance of halos and innocence
               Refracting with resonance to purple and gold.
Hunkered on haunches,
  The world waits in silence as I watch in awe
     Dazzled as the crown’s glory grows.

A1A never looked as beautiful as it does in this light:
   Dew glittering the scene,
   Glowing embers reflecting the
              might of the majesty rising out of the east;
        Wagging his shining mane and roaring a warning
                      until the stars run aground,
        Poured like shattered diamonds all over the road.
Consumed by their fire and drawn to their grace,
  I ride to keep pace as if scaling a mountain …
     The closest breadth of the ocean is home.

In Phaeton’s name,
        The chariots rage against the horizon,
    Threatening once more to set us all ablaze!
    Fleet feet on my pedals are not gods,
         And the distance to rapture is beyond man’s race -
                Ravaged by the winds embarking the day;
                Mired by the brambles of rambling wheels. 
I collapse upon shore too shy on this side of heaven,
  Lost in the excitement of anticipation,
     Under a firmament turned pale.

Written by [kamisch]




I See You Deflecting

I'm hungry,
   Hungry - 
  And what are you?
       You're just there watching,
                       Scowling,
                        Judging.
   Come here to my arms,
          They're open,
     Come into my heart.
See my life exploding with you in it
            Like the stars about to start.
And maybe I'm just naïve,
    Hanging,
       Dangling
       From the lines of lies that you keep dripping –
Why am I so full of compromise?
                For you, love,
                For you only,
             Will this logic crack and crash and keep me guessing,
                         Doubting everything about myself,
                                            About you and us –
                              Still…no regrets.
Once I saw unicorns there in your eyes.
         Have they gone or am I blind?
               Or are you blind? 
      So, we're both blind.
                 It doesn't really matter,
                       It's too late now,
         Our lives entwined in conversations sweetly heated,
                They'll chase you down,
                      Haunting,
                            Panting,
                                 Howling
                                             If you run.
                             Will you run?
            I can't say that it'd surprise me.
Still I'll hold faith by the trigger,
                  Will it to shudder,
                                    Surrender.
Famished, terrorized and seething,
         I'll wait for you,
            Sit here for you.
                 And your rolling eyes -
                     Just there, scowling,
                                Judging
                              Watching.
                      Feel me trembling anxious,
                            All… a quiver.

Written by [kamisch]




Mess You Up With Love

They told me love was beautiful,
      Some fresh angel
         With bright comforting wings
  But oh she’s so savage
         The slattern, the whore
       She’ll rape your logic
              Leave your defenses torn:
               Claw right through bone,
                       Through sternum –
                  Your heart is hers.

Did you think I wouldn’t notice?
           The changes made…
   A blush and a panic,
       Inhaling feral flesh
          Through conversations and dreams.
What is it we’ve come to?
           Cue the serenade…
   Touches brought to tantric
                 You were everything.

I’m left here bleeding,
          Soaked and ravaged
    The hungry hunter’s off again.
              I call her ‘cause I want you,
               I call her to come back to me!
       She robbed me, left me cold,
               But she did it all so beautifully.

Written by [kamisch]




The Truth

A rant of epic proportions,
Condensed into a moment of lies,
The feelings swirling up from the ground,
Condensing at the top of my spine.
When did we die?
Thousands of words tumble through the darkness,
Bearing a death grip on my chest.
My traitorous eyes,
Heavy as the world and the words caged behind.
Why do we lie?
The lips of a harlot,
Blood red and sitting slightly awry.
The heart of a succubus,
All withered and dry.
We are the lie.

Written by [Tekkon KinKreet]





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2013-05-01 [Littlefinger]: On that note, I would like to point out that I've submitted a new poem and would like to make sure it's acceptable. Is it acceptable?

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: There are things about not spamming the page. And yes, that's fine, if that's what you want to post.

2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: your eloquent use of the English language is causing my diaphragm to erupt in uncontrollable spasm leaving me in tears on the floor. I believe the pigmies of Africa refer to thus phenomena as laughter. It's so painful yet beautiful. Bravo mort, you have used speech to send my abdominal muscles into convulsions. All praise "written by [Littlefinger]"

2013-05-01 [Littlefinger]: That is a good point. But, so this page isn't clogged with spam about how great my poetry is, please take it to Daily Poets' Choice. And feel free to nominate my poems to be on Mainstreet while you're there!

2013-05-02 [Susie-Q]: Too lazy. But someone definitely should. Yeah, definitely.

2013-05-06 [Flisky]: [pegasus1000]: please fix the format of your submission.

2013-05-10 [Susie-Q]: spacing from what I see. Though im running on two hours of sleep and a hangover so I could be mistaken

2013-05-10 [Chimes]: Because the bosses haven't replied yet: I do believe the error that was there has been fixed. It looks fine to me now. (There was a colon where there shouldn't've been.)

2013-05-10 [Flisky]: Oops. Sorry. This page was lost in my wiki comments section. Yes, the error was fixed.

2013-05-25 [kians mummy]: So have my poems gone to the queue?

2013-05-25 [wicked fae mage]: Yes, if the poems were here before, aren't now and:
-they weren't removed after a warning was given about a mistake
-you didn't take them down

2013-12-31 [wicked fae mage]: [dark starlight], please fix the format of your submission

2014-04-29 [Littlefinger]: I fixed it for her, since I owe her for introducing me to Elftown.

But we're totally even now. >:o

2014-08-04 [Flisky]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue. :D

2014-08-04 [Lirerial]: What does that mean?

2014-08-04 [Flisky]: That means that poems have been moved from this page to the page that we chose the features from. ^_^ And that anyone who previously reached the four poem limit on this page should check because they may be able to post more poems.

2014-08-04 [Lirerial]: Oh cool :3

2014-08-06 [pegasus1000]: :)

2014-08-14 [Linderel]: Before anybody starts wondering what the heck my poems are doing on this page: I retired. :D I'm allowed to submit again! \o/

2014-08-14 [*OGD*]: Yay!!

2014-08-21 [kamisch]: Whoa. I don't think I remember a time before you were in charge. Interesting O.o ...and that's the end of my chatter.

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