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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Just Desserts

by Niamh Brown

A pinch of derision is worth an inch
Of scorn when serving revenge ice cold –
It adds that juicy, citrus kick, and neutralises
Excess vitriol. Whisk the bile well, or else

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Keeping a Diary

by Nicholas Gibson

What is a diary? Sometimes, it is nothing more
than a collection of dates or reminders:
“call Luce again at five, catch train at six”
that sort of thing.

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The Hourglass

by Nick Clement

On the mantle piece the hour glass stands,
As I sit and watch the time run through,
I watch the many different sands,
All the while thinking of you.

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Rabbit Fur Stole

by Nicki Heinen

It hangs around my neck,
a constant question.
Black fur gleams
hot and hairy,

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Hampton Court, January 15th 1559

by Nicki Heinen

On the eve of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 1st


Shoes junk rubies all over the dark

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Take

by Nicki Heinen

I feel it surge and stretch
under the tongue
taste salted caramel,

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Cold

by Nicki Heinen

Eyes on me,
I can’t feel my fingers but
the sight of your face,
the shape of your nose,

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3am/Bugged Out

by Nicki Heinen

Beats
in the blood
like leaves falling
through veins

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Free Verse

by Nivedita Gokhale

A food for thought is not enough, A guzzle of words is untrue,
Hunger for sense and meaning is killing an inspiration through.

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The Power of Togetherness

by Nupur Gadkari

There is a union so precious and dear,
When you're able to face all without fear,
That's a mould that you sow within..
It holds an unexplainable power therein..

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