MAG Poetry Competition 2010 - search for new poems

About 80% of the participants in the 2010 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

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On sleeping alone

by Deborah Alma

oh my oh my what big teeth you have you letters of love smelling of sandalwood in your special box of disappointment and raging not sleeping soundly remembering that you should be the start of the happy ever after story not the little girl swallowed whole to be saved by the woodman and his wielded axe

wolves in sheeps clothing
grannies bonnets tied with a ribbon under their sweet little chins

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The Best Nights

by Dee Connolly

Oops, don’t open that window, it doesn’t shut
and we’ll have to climb on the ledge outside
to give it a thump.

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Patchwork

by Diane Cook

Some travellers found a map one day
in a chest like Galileo’s,

the simple story of a planet,

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“ Mermaid “

by Donald Falconer

You are the stranded mermaid of my dreams
who sits in the dry desert of my mind
contemplating water. Liquid sadness beams
through your eyes like unhappy stars lost behind

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“In a Day”

by Donald Falconer

Those eyes I saw, those eyes I knew, those eyes
I kissed a thousand times, but in a day
I knew those eyes would shine in other skies
and leave my feet to tread in winters way.

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"Me in your eyes"

by Donald Falconer

Within your eyes
I saw within.
Myself I saw
I saw myself.

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“ Little, Big Star “

by Donald Falconer

Little, Big Star in dreams of night
on whom do you shine your awful light?
Bigger, Bolder, Higher, deeper
than the thoughts of Plato. Steeper

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"Leaving Behind"

by Donald Falconer

Everything I do
I leave behind.
Every word I speak,
every word I write.

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The Dawn Silence

by Elizabeth Darcy Jones

The Dawn Silence

Is it art or is it a stunt?
Do we really give a f**k?

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Sacrilege!

by Elizabeth Darcy Jones

I’m not a lover of St Ives
She taints so many people’s lives.
Her sweetness leaves an after-taste
That no one knows is poison-laced.

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