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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Far from the rapids

by Heather Evans

Wrapped in love for you
In the quiet morning
When only the birds hear my call
Comforting as rocking chairs

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We Will Remember

by hector gifford

What is by your side is never appreciated fully until it is gone,
One does not think about the joy that’s beside him,
But when that thing goes, that person will realise
That life’s little furies seem nothing at all.

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Tryst

by Heidi Lorenz

This poem does not stand before you.

Au contraire -

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Your Letter Sees Me Through

by Helen Hunt

Letter From Mum:

To My Dearest Family,

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My Mariette

by Henry Lee

My Mariette your white teeth shine like
Fresh dew-soaked moon-drops, and your eyes
Sparkle darkly like two swooping blackbirds
Feathers ruffled in gentle rebuke to the summer rain

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On a lonely street where time is worn

by Henry Lee

On a lonely street where time is worn
Echoes hail the breaking day
Shadows chase the girl at play
A mysterious place, lost and forlorn

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A refractory image

by Henry Lee

Like a trickling silver stream her laughter
Delicate like moonbeams spun, her hair
now’s forever so forget for a while ever after
life is short and love is too, but love is fair

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Exit

by Ian Aitken

We are the browsers of
Monet wrapped mugs
Relieved at having
seen the real thing;

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Musing in the Dark

by Ian Aitken

Poets make me write;
Sitting in a window,
Sitting on the toilet,
When I should be working

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Departure Gate

by Ian Donaldson

Nobody pushes from behind,
At the terminal check-out,
Wearily pace reluctant feet,
From a lifetime full of doubt,

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