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Bloggers PhotoI'm a 25 year-old Canadian gal living in the nation's capital. I love to paint, draw, sing and write. I've always enjoyed creative writing, but I only started writing poetry last year - and it's becoming my favourite form of creative expression. I have already learned so much from the talented poets here at PS.

My First Contest :)

Blog Posted:1/21/2013 5:48:00 PM
Hi Everyone!

Here are the details for my first contest:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of..... Famous Art.

Write a poem about a piece of famous artwork (i.e. a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.). You can either describe the artwork itself or describe what you believe the artist is/was trying to convey.

At the end of your poem, provide the title of the artwork you have described and the artist's name (a link to an image would be helpful, if possible).

Any form is acceptable. You can enter a new poem or an old poem, as long as it follows these rules. But please do NOT write your name on your entry, since I would like to judge this contest blind. 


First Prize, Glory 
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Poetry is quickly becoming one of my favourite forms of expression also. It has such depth. Anyway, this is a great contest; you have come up with an awesome idea for your first. I am doing my first contest also; have you checked it out?

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/24/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks right back atcha. Yes, I did enter your contest.
    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 1/23/2013 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Isaiah! I hope this means you'll enter my contest. I checked out your contest - Such a good idea to write about green when the weather has been so awful lately. (At least where I am... It's -39 degrees Celcius today!) I can't wait for Spring.
  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:48:00 AM
    Heather ...great you are on....David

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    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 1/22/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, David - I am very excited about joining the PM community!
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:21:00 PM
    this is a marvelous idea knowing how much you love art from your bio, Heather. Good luck with your very first contest!!

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    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 1/22/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Andrea! I do absolutely love art, so I'm excited to read the entries.
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Great idea, Heather! Im going to think about it. (This kind of poetry is an "Ekphrasis" - Check PS forms). Have a nice evening. Ruben.

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    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 1/22/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Ruben! :) I knew there was a name for this kind of poetry, but for the life of me I couldn't remember what it was. I don't think I ever would have guessed "Ekphrasis" haha. What a strange name.

My Past Blog Posts

Make Me Laugh!
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 10:08:00 AM
Moment of Truth Contest - Winners posted!
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 8:07:00 AM
Moment of Truth Contest - REMINDER
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 11:41:00 AM
New Contest: Moment of Truth
Date Posted: 6/3/2013 7:04:00 PM
Love Letter Contest (finally) Finalized!
Date Posted: 5/24/2013 9:08:00 AM
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 5:59:00 PM
REMINDER - Love Letter Contest
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 4:37:00 AM
New Contest: Love Letter
Date Posted: 4/29/2013 9:49:00 AM
Ocean-ku Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 8:53:00 AM
New Contest: Ocean-ku!
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 1:02:00 PM
Famous Couples Contest Judged!
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 8:59:00 AM
New Contest: Famous Couples/Duos
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 1:48:00 PM
Beatlemania Contest Judged
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 12:05:00 PM
Collaboration - Anyone interested?
Date Posted: 3/4/2013 4:33:00 PM
New Contest: Beatles!
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 6:32:00 PM
Famous Art Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 12:36:00 PM
My First Contest :)
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 5:48:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/17/2013Waterloo BridgeEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
8/26/2013Doorways to YesterdayFree versememory,
8/3/2013The Prime MinisterLimerickpolitical,
7/29/2013Into the GloamingSonnetpeace,
7/23/2013haiku 12Haikuart,nature,
7/21/2013EvergreenFree versefriendship,
7/18/2013Ardour's ClothSonnetmemory,
6/29/2013A Box of TruthTerzanelleallegory,
6/27/2013Sending WavesTankaconfusion,
6/24/2013Night DrivingFree versecity,
6/21/2013ClocksFree versetime,
6/17/2013At the Pawn ShopRhymememory,
6/17/2013Love NoteTankalonging,
6/14/2013A FORMal EveningLight Poetryfun,
6/11/2013haiku 11Haikugrief,
6/9/2013A Summer CoupletCoupletsummer,
6/7/2013Arthurian FootlesFootlefantasy,
6/7/2013To the WestCoupletangst,
6/5/2013What is an ArtistClerihewart,
5/31/2013Letter to an Old FriendFree versememory,
5/30/2013In the Wizard's GardenQuatrainart,fantasy,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
In wineFree versehope,love
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Early mourningFree versedeath,friendship,funeral,
Time Before WinterNarrativeintrospectionautumn,time,
Night OwlsHaikuanimals,nature,religion,
Beauty in my PalmFree versedevotion,fantasy,friendsh
CAMPFIRE Free verseanimals
Autumn's SeasonPersonificationnature,
Velcro HeartRhymelove,heart,heart,love,me,
Cornflakes, Crosswords and CoffeeFree versechildhood,family,morning,
Poucha Dass MeditationFree verseintrospection,life,music,
The Story of Joshua BellFree verseart,introspection,life,mu
Pursuing the CometSonnetfantasy,
gunmetal cloudsTankaholiday,nature,war,
An Acrostic ReflectionAcrosticintrospection,life,
The Face of the EarthRhymedeath,epic,earth,me,
HANDS THAT DIPPED MEFree versefathers day,inspiration,m
In The CornersSenryuimagination,peace,
Without Hope's GleamTerzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
I Remove All My Clothing Yet I Am Not NakedI do not know?introspection,passion,lon
A Summer Remembered --- trois par huitRhymehappiness,
Autumn GoldRhymeautumn,beauty,
Closer Than a KissQuintain (English)lost love
A Starfish In Her HairVersedeath,loss,nature,peace,s

Fav Poets

Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Brittany Reynolds United States Flag United States Read
Krystal Cochrane Canada Flag Canada Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Anne Currin United States Flag United States Read
even flow United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Kim Merryman United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian Lebanon Flag Lebanon Read
Caleb Smith United States Flag United States Read
Terry O'Leary France Flag France Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Jack Jordan United States Flag United States Read