MAG Poetry Competition 2010 - search for new poems

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supplies for winter

by Ross Newport

Just as the squirrel gathers his supplies for winter
I must prepare for the cold and bitter winds of rejection
The most fearsome winter could not ready a man for the cruelties delivered by the seasons of the heart
Nor could the most abundant spring allow him to anticipate the unrestricted beauties lavished upon the Sole by the smell of your hair

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Tea

by Ruby Robinson

Somehow you led me home and told me again
of the emperor Shennong’s cup of warm spring water
under a tree of falling leaves. The way some leaves
fell in, browning the water. In Namche Bazaar

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Nothing

by russell brierley

There’s nothing left to do,
That I haven’t already done and
I’ve done nothing.

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It's raining

by russell brierley

I awoke early
and sat on the edge of the bed,
I leaned forward to look through the crack in the curtain.
I saw the faint reflection of my eye,

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Crackling

by RUTH CHARNOCK

He liked to crunch
the hairy bit
the chewy fat
a habit

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Extinction

by Ruth Stacey

Mermaids drown in fresh water,
the lack of brine causing them to gum apart
like paper dolls.

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Anne Neville 1456 –1485

by Ruth Stacey

A ball tossed between men’s hands,
Quickly held and then thrown as if too hot.

A slender reed to be woven,

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In This Place

by Ruth Strachan

Not your fault, never.
I lived in a daze
of painted happiness.
I never realised

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the waking dream

by rylan peery

This mind is a prison,
and I've got to break free
trapped in illusion, realityTV
What is real? What can I believe?

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Pleasure In The Nature.

by Saiful Chowdhury

When the darkness falling upon wide wild,
When the stars soaring at the silence sky,
When the fox’s roaring at calmness night,
By the sleepless eyes when moonshine,

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