Last year I submitted this to the 2011 Wergle Flomp poetry contest… as predicted, it didn’t so much fly as plummet as far as making it into the top entries goes, although I like to think it raised at least a smile or an eyebrow at some point on its way to obscurity. This year, I thought I’d enter this to see if it fared any better…. it beat a field of roughly a dozen entries in a competition held where I work after all; why not an American, internationally acclaimed contest for people who do this sort of thing
It’s been a while now since I’ve written any poetry, or anything for that matter (combination of being busy with other things and just generally not having anything leap out at me to write about) so when it was decided to hold a Valentine’s themed poetry competition at work I thought I’d enter and see where it got me. Turns out, it got me first place, and I’m now the proud owner of a Love2Shop voucher as a result – go me! 😀 I’ve pasted the poem below – it was one of those when the first line just sort
Have just entered three poems (Street in Winter, Taxi! Taxi! and Up Here) into the latest United Press poetry competition, Seeds of Inspiration. Will have to see how they do
I seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, as I recently found out that a poem I entered into a free-to-enter competition run by United Press has been chosen for publication in their forthcoming anthology, ‘Life Begins’. Apparently I can still re-publish it wherever I want, so here it is: Life’s Moments Achieving some belts in a martial art. Entering full time employment. Finishing a race when it hurt from the start. Time spent with friends in enjoyment. Passing my test on the fourth attempt. Finally learning to swim. Buying a house, being free from
Following on from this post and as promised in this one, I’ve now found out which of the two poems I entered were chosen as one of the winners, which means I can probably post the other one here A young bride once walked down the aisle A young bride once walked down the aisle, the epitome of beauty and style. When he clocked her, the groom gave thumbs up to the room, which didn’t half make his wife-to-be smile! © Catherine Smith This was actually my favourite of the two, but what do I know? Evidently, not very much!
As mentioned a few posts further down (this one, in fact) , a couple of weeks ago I entered a free poetry competition being run by Marriott to see what would happen. Well, what d’ya know? Turns out they liked one of my entries enough to choose it as one of the winners! 😀
I happened upon a free-to-enter poetry competition being run by Marriott, where anything goes as long as it’s a poem of some sort and it celebrates marriage – the best entries will be published in a book of Marriott Love Poems that’ll be available in their hotels, and the authors will each win a weekend break in one of them for themselves and a guest. So that’s free (yay!), all about weddings (yayy!) with the chance to be published in an actual book (yayyy!) and win a free weekend break in a lovely hotel somewhere (yayyyy!). Not much not to
As the next step in my quest to get back into writing, I’ve gone and entered the Wergle Flomp Free Poetry Contest, run annually by Winning Writers. This contest appealed to me for three reasons: it’s free to enter, it’s devoted entirely to humour poetry, and it has Wergle Flomp in the title! I’ve no idea how I’ll do; having read some of the past entries that placed or warranted an honourable mention, I fear my effort may not register on the judges’ radar, but nevertheless I’m quite pleased with this, and you never know… Indicators I don’t think much of