MAG Poetry Competition 2011 - search for new poems

About 44% of the participants in the 2011 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

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Cartographer

by James Roome

Turn to Europe. Lethargically I skim my hand
over the cool laminate of foreign countries
to the British Isles, where I plough the land and
seed myself in the warm folds of familiar geology.

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The Reading

by James Roome

The reading went smoothly.
Taut, smirking phrases
delivered with a vulnerability
more charming than abrasive.

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Words

by James Wreglesworth

Words
Years of inequality, as generations pass,
Change does nothing to prevent, the feuds sent from the past.
A world in union torn apart, scarred by discrimination,

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Barbershop Banter

by jamie shaw

He’s standing amongst the piled offcuts
of unfashionable white-boy dreads
and the tangled remains of nerdy fuzz-ball heads.

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The Girl.

by jamie shaw

She has taken a pill
her laughter sweats with ecstasy.

A hand in front of my face

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Suzie Manzoni.

by jamie shaw

Suzie Manzoni is full of wild peaches.

Suzie Manzoni believes a smile
and a daily treatment of hugs

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The Ferry.

by jamie shaw

The spit off the ocean
and the sourness of the storm
leads him to St Kilda again.

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War on Words

by JANE SCOBLING

Lead-filled columns

Sear like pox marks.

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Rain's Song

by Janmejoy Gupta

One dozed off on the hanging porch,
Seeing off a merry migrant bird fly,
The eyes tailing her magenta wings,
Fading into the rim of the summer sky;

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Old Country Bungalow

by Janmejoy Gupta

A sleepless, lovelorn myna,
Stirs dawn’s first spark of light,
A round, eerie patio glows,
Like a lake on a moonlit night;

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