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Contest Description

 

Another contest to chew on, same rules apply, i.e maximum of 20 lines, and the following lines must be in the right place-

Line 1- 'The Mill wheel wouldn't turn until the Spring'

Line 9- 'Whispers ran through the town from door to door'

Line 16- ' Ice melts, revealing secrets- wheel creaks'

A bit of a wintery feel, but we've had no rain here for days :) 

**IMPORTANT- PLEASE TITLE YOUR POEM 'MILL WHEEL' , SO I DON'T ACCIDENTALLY READ IT EARLY ON. THANKS*******

Good luck, have fun.

Viv x

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.

The Mill wheel wouldn't turn until the Spring And still today in thought a chill it brings The vision of the ice upon the lake That time in passing still can not erase That mill wheel in the grip of winter's breath Stone cold and still ... a lifelsss wheel of death When on that morn there in the ice appeared Beneath its surface there a face of fear Whispers ran through the town from door to door Whispers that Charlie Winters killed Lenore Frozen streams of blood there on the wheel Found on that morning... by old man Mac Neil A long lock of flaxen hair...gathered there Beneath that wheel...a weight to much to bear Oh ! How the broken vows of marriage weep Ice melts, revealing secrets wheel creaks ~~~ Behind these prison bars I pass the years Finally stripped of anger by my tears July 15, 2018 Author: Elaine Cecelia George of Canada

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/2/2021 5:34:00 PM
If this was a winner, it deserved the recognition. Very well crafted work.
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Elaine George
Date: 4/13/2021 1:03:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by...and for your kind comments, Robert...much appreciated.
Date: 9/5/2018 5:56:00 PM
A powerful, horrific and haunting write Lainie ! Awesome.
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Date: 8/29/2018 3:18:00 PM
Lainie, you have used the required lines brilliantly in your poetic tale of woe. Excellently composed and going into my faves! Congratulations on your win! : )
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Elaine George
Date: 8/29/2018 4:50:00 PM
Thank you so much for stopping by, Connie...and for your most kind comments. Elaine
Date: 8/26/2018 11:40:00 AM
You did this so well Elaine, I love how it flows and I enjoyed the rhymes..
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Elaine George
Date: 8/29/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you so much for passing by, my poetic friend..and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 8/1/2018 5:06:00 AM
Belated Congratulations on your win, Elaine.. your rhyme is amazingly suspenful ! So exciting and wonderful.. Warmest wishes to You!
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Date: 7/31/2018 8:46:00 AM
Oh shades of Poe, such power here Elaine, like the depth of feeling the whole poem creates. Harry
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Date: 7/30/2018 8:48:00 AM
Very clever and most intriguing, Elaine. And, an unexpected twist at the end! Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 7/28/2018 12:04:00 PM
Story is perfectly woven with suspense. CONGRATS.
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Elaine George
Date: 7/30/2018 3:51:00 AM
Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Anisha...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 7/26/2018 4:07:00 PM
I find this to be a truly amazing and intriguing piece! From start to finish perfectly crafted and truth in its darkness! A fav and a fine example of brilliant poetry!
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Elaine George
Date: 7/28/2018 6:30:00 AM
Thank you so much for your ever kind comments, Robert. You are such an inspiration to me. Elaine
Date: 7/26/2018 10:48:00 AM
very clever write
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Elaine George
Date: 7/28/2018 6:37:00 AM
Thank you so much for your much appreciated comments, Jack. Elaine
Date: 7/25/2018 10:17:00 PM
Oh my! Congratulations on your win. Great use of the three lines. Suspenseful. Well done!
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Elaine George
Date: 7/28/2018 6:39:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Susan.
Date: 7/24/2018 1:29:00 AM
Congrats, Elaine, on your placing and entering my humble contest. Viv x
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Elaine George
Date: 7/28/2018 6:47:00 AM
Thanks for the inspiration, Viv. I know this poem was on the dark side, but that is where my muse led me with the lines you provided. Elaine
Date: 7/16/2018 11:34:00 AM
Quite a chiller, Elaine with the bitter truth at the end. Excellent use of the three given lines, you kept my attention well throughout.
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Elaine George
Date: 7/20/2018 12:52:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. Elaine
Date: 7/16/2018 7:04:00 AM
You wrote an intriguing story from those three lines..kudos for your creativity..best for a win, Elaine.
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Elaine George
Date: 7/20/2018 1:01:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Vijay...and for your kind comments. Elaine
Date: 7/16/2018 2:47:00 AM
- A deep and beautiful poem, proficiently written Elaine - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Elaine George
Date: 7/20/2018 1:04:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, Anne-Lise...and for your comments. Elaine