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I'm a 28 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 3 years ago - 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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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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Isaiah Zerbst
Date: 1/24/2013 10:25:00 AM
Thanks right back atcha. Yes, I did enter your contest.
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Heather Ober
Date: 1/23/2013 2:28:00 PM
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.
Date: 1/22/2013 1:48:00 AM
Heather ...great you are on....David
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Heather Ober
Date: 1/22/2013 7:08:00 AM
Thank you, David - I am very excited about joining the PM community!
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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Heather Ober
Date: 1/22/2013 7:07:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea! I do absolutely love art, so I'm excited to read the entries.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/7/2017 Black Wick Free versegrief,
11/16/2015 Mother Haibunfamily,love,mother,
11/9/2015 Fleeting Moments Versememory,
11/5/2015 Christmas Eve Retourne Quatrainholiday,
11/4/2015 Sand Dollar Dreams Haibunmemory,nature,
10/29/2015 Constellations Coupletnight,stars,
9/16/2015 This Hell Blank verseloneliness,loss,sick,
9/15/2015 Hirtle's Beach Terzanellenature,nostalgia,
9/14/2015 Love Letter Sonnetlove,
9/14/2015 Eternal Spring Collaboration Sonnetlife,
9/11/2015 Poetic Justice Free versefirst love,
9/9/2015 Unchained Free verselife,loss,solitude,sorrow
9/8/2015 Abbotsford Road Rhymenostalgia,
9/7/2015 September Quatrainlove,nature,
9/5/2015 haiku 14 Haikunature,
9/4/2015 Denial Rhymeintrospection,
6/17/2015 Linger Free versegrief,memory,
10/23/2014 haiku 13 Haikuhome,
10/16/2014 Immortality Free versefamily,
10/10/2014 Echoes of You Sonnetgrief,hope,
9/17/2013 Waterloo Bridge ekphrasisart,beauty,
8/26/2013 Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
8/3/2013 The Prime Minister Limerickpolitical,
7/29/2013 Into the Gloaming Sonnetpeace,
7/23/2013 haiku 12 Haikuart,nature,
7/21/2013 Evergreen Free versefriendship,
7/18/2013 Ardour's Cloth Sonnetmemory,
7/5/2013 Stardust Versestars,
6/29/2013 A Box of Truth Terzanelleallegory,
6/27/2013 Sending Waves Tankaconfusion,
6/24/2013 Night Driving Free versecity,
6/21/2013 Clocks Free versetime,
6/19/2013 Lunenburg Monorhymenostalgia,
6/17/2013 At the Pawn Shop Rhymememory,
6/17/2013 Love Note Tankalonging,
6/14/2013 A FORMal Evening Light Poetryfun,
6/12/2013 Facebook Haibunlife,
6/11/2013 haiku 11 Haikugrief,
6/9/2013 A Summer Couplet Coupletsummer,
6/7/2013 Arthurian Footles Footlefantasy,
6/7/2013 To the West Coupletangst,
6/5/2013 What is an Artist Clerihewart,
6/5/2013 Manmade Versenature,
5/31/2013 Letter to an Old Friend Free versememory,
5/30/2013 In the Wizard's Garden Quatrainart,fantasy,
5/28/2013 Raindrop Butterflies Haibunnew year,
5/27/2013 Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
5/14/2013 Happiness Free versehappiness,
4/30/2013 The Night Market Free verseculture,
4/26/2013 The Philosopher Rhymemetaphor,
4/24/2013 haiku 10 Haikuweather,
4/23/2013 I Just Found Out Free verseevil,
4/19/2013 25 Free verseself,
4/15/2013 Little Langdale Rhymeadventure,mountains,
4/14/2013 haiku 9 Haikupeace,
4/10/2013 Then and Now Free versewrite,love,
4/9/2013 Yellow Roses Tankabeauty,
4/8/2013 Five Stars Quatraindedication,poems,
4/7/2013 Quite a Worry Limerickhumorous,
4/5/2013 Sunflower Summers Alliterationsummer,
4/4/2013 haiku 8 Haikunature,
4/3/2013 Faye Dunaway Sonnetfreedom,
4/2/2013 Fireflies Haibunlove,nature,me,light,ligh
3/27/2013 haiku 7 Haikunature,
3/25/2013 Footprints Ninettenature,
3/25/2013 Selene Villanellemoon,night,moon,night,sky
3/20/2013 haiku 6 Haikunature,
3/19/2013 Three Fates Villanelleimagination,words,,fate,
3/14/2013 The Green Bench Rhymesummer,green,
3/14/2013 Early Spring Coupletspring,spring,easter,snow
3/13/2013 Maps Free versefamily,miss you,
3/8/2013 haiku 5 Haikusummer,
3/7/2013 Eclipsed Free verseart,life,
3/4/2013 haiku 4 Haikurain,
3/4/2013 Q is for Quinoa Coupletfood,health,
2/28/2013 haiku 3 Haikuhappiness,
2/28/2013 Sweet Solitude Quatrainart,
2/27/2013 Nightmares Free verseintrospection,
2/25/2013 The Dress Rhymegoodbye,
2/21/2013 Nana's Garden Haibunchildhood,family,house,ga
2/20/2013 Battling Addiction Shapecourage,me,me,
2/19/2013 The Potter's Wheel Tritinaart,life,
2/12/2013 Or So I've Been Told Free versefamily,me,
2/6/2013 haiku 2 Haikunature,
1/30/2013 Betrayal Free verselost,
1/28/2013 Winter's Skin Kimoseasons,
1/27/2013 Careful Cursive Free versefear,hope,write,write,
1/24/2013 More Wine Please Footlefood,people,
1/24/2013 Unbuttoned Free verselife,
1/23/2013 Emeralds Enclosed Rhymefamily,
1/22/2013 In Your Attic Light Poetrysong-house,wife,crazy,hou
1/17/2013 Backward Acrosticlife,
1/15/2013 Snowy Love Haibunlove,seasons,
1/14/2013 Give Me Spring Quatrainseasons,me,me,
1/10/2013 I Burn Rhymelove,sorrow,
1/2/2013 Deceitful Moon Tankanature,
12/31/2012 The Gods Rhymefantasy,earth,
12/28/2012 Walk Softly Villanelledeath,spiritual,
12/24/2012 Caught in the Sun Quintellabeauty,nature,
12/23/2012 Heat Wave Rhymeart,life,

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Fav Poems

Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Early Mourning Free versedeath,friendship,funeral,
Time Before Winter Narrativeintrospectionautumn,time,
Night Owls Haikuanimals,nature,religion,
Beauty in my Palm Free versedevotion,fantasy,friendsh
CAMPFIRE Free verse 
Autumn's Season Personificationnature,
Velcro Heart Rhymeheart,love,me,
Cornflakes, Crosswords and Coffee Free versechildhood,family,morning,
Poucha Dass Meditation Free verseintrospection,life,music,
The Story of Joshua Bell Free verseart,introspection,life,mu
Pursuing the Comet Sonnetfantasy,
An Acrostic Reflection Acrosticintrospection,life,
The Face of the Earth Rhymedeath,earth,me,,cute,
HANDS THAT DIPPED ME Free versefathers day,inspiration,m
In The Corners Senryuimagination,peace,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanelleflower,hope,joy,paradise,
Nightmare of a Beautiful Dream Coupletfear,life,loss,mother,mot
I Remove All My Clothing Yet I Am Not Naked I do not know?introspection,passion,lon
A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
Autumn Gold Rhymeautumn,beauty,
Office Concerto Quintain (English)life,music,work,
An Empty Mind Free verseintrospection,life,
Be a Flame Than-Baukallegory,inspirational,
Eating Grits Kyrielleinspirational,introspecti
The Artist Free verseart,love,memory,
I AM ABLE I do not know?faith,brother,brother,me,
Pulse Personificationcaregiving,childhood,daug
History Lesson Quatraindeath,grief,history,loss,
On Watching Innocence Sonnetdedication,
Testing Times Sijodark,faith,
The Flame Rhymelife,light,
Closer Than a Kiss Quintain (English)lost love
Old Excuses Free versechildhood,rain,childhood,
Night Has Come Terzanellegrief,lonely,loss,war,lif
Silently She Weeps Rhymedaughter,family,grandmoth
Lost Free versededication,devotion,me,
Oh Uhura - To Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah Lyricadventure,funny,humorous,
A Dryad's Tale Rhymeday,fantasy,me,tree,
Layers of the onion Free verseintrospection,life,on wri
Something About Water Free versenature,
Where Fools Rush In Free verseintrospection,war,world,
haiku 32 Haikunature,
We Can Dream On Lyricpolitical,dream,dream,
peace from dead skinned fingers Free verseintrospection,peace,praye
A Summer Remembered --- trois par huit Rhymehappiness,
Two-faced Tempest Sonnetnature,
Your Ocean Free verseintrospection,
Light Pockets Verseart,confusion,devotion,im
Table for One ekphrasisartautumn,lonely,morning,
Nearby Dale's Grave Ethereefamily,loss
Admissions of a Sloth Quatrainfunny,workme,
Summer's Interlude Free verse 
His Life, His Love: Sailor's Moon Sonnetlife,love,
Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
Star Sugar Trioletnature,
Motherland's Funeral Free versededication,funeral,lost,m
Adrift Free versepassion,sea,
Submerged Cathedral Free verseart,confusion,introspecti
Dynamic Autumn Acrosticautumn,halloween,nature,s
Looks Can Be Deceiving Limerickmetaphor,
Dying Young Coupletdeath,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Winter Blues Free verseloss,
Natures Forest Sestinaflower,nature,blue,
Moth Haikudream,
The Stone Balladbody,death,fantasy,kiss,l
Haiku 34 Haikunature,snow,
Kiss the Rain Sonnetlost love,
Beautiful Muse Free verseart,beautiful,beauty,
The Fool Free verselife,music,
Across the Universe Quatrainmusic,change,universe,
The Pearl Free versebeauty,blue,love,moon,nig
Pieces of Me Free versenostalgia,old,autumn,old,
The Cowboy Life I Love Free verseanimal,cowboy-western,hor
Diner Girl Quatraindream,
Sunday Morning, 1891 - Edmund Blair Leighton ekphrasisart,autumn,autumn,morning
Why do You Write Rhymeon writing and words,writ
In Strangler's Wood - tanka version Tankaautumn,mystery,rain,
Click, Click, Huh Verseloss,
Inscriptions Free versemetaphor,
Mirror Mirror Free versefantasy,fear,
Tone Down the Intensity Free versemetaphor,passion,
Along Cherry Blossom Lane Haikunature,
Memento mori Sonnetlife,day,
Tissue Box Free versechild,cry,daughter,grief,
4th Grade Music Room Free versenostalgia,old,school,song
Gray Haikubeach,
Moon Trioletmoon,
Malimar Monorhymefantasy,
O' Middle Child Free versei love you,love,son,
And Luke Williams Has Gone Celibate Free verselove,
As Love Grows Older Free versefor him,love,
The Shifting Stars Coupletdream,night,sea,stars,tim
A Long Journey Made Short Personificationage,birth,journey,love,lu
Together, At Last Rhymeabsence,day,flower,happin
How Many Heroes Now Have Gone Unsung Terzanelledeath,
I REFUSE TO COUNT SILLYBULLS Limericklight,poetry,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
Leather Jacket Pantoumdesire,passion,

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