Poetry Competition: June 2014

The theme for this month’s poetry competition is:

Celestial Bodies

“I’ve tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I’ve tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.”

The Freedom of the Moon by Robert Frost

Do I hear a collective groan?

Fear not! Anything vaguely related to the theme will be welcome, from Red Dwarfs to the Moon in June, and multitudinous things in between.

Let your imaginations expand into the Universe. This should be easy for those Cherished Colleagues with brains as big as planets (thank you, Marvin and Douglas Adams).

Entries by midnight on 30 June.

28 thoughts on “Poetry Competition: June 2014”

  1. Bilbers, a heavenly theme! One is aware of having encountered many celestial bodies down the decades whose luminescence could have inspired pomes. πŸ˜‰

  2. Inspiration is found in many places, Janus. Please feel free to interpret the theme in any way you please, but don’t frighten the horses. :).

  3. Good Heavens!

    Over the moon about the theme,
    A starlit night, a waking dream.
    The universe is mine to wander,
    Alone its mysteries to ponder.

    To plunder planets deep in space,
    Galaxies, and more, to race
    To be the first to chase the stars,
    Or spend a week or two on Mars.

  4. Lord Byron nailed this one, innit?

    SHE walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
    Thus mellow’d to that tender light 5
    Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

    How does one compete with that? 😦

  5. Hi JW!

    Despite a promising start, I was worried that this post had been lost in space, so I’m over the moon that you have mused, hopefully amusingly. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  6. Bilbers’ comp inspires the bards
    Wot sit ‘n gaze at footie’s stars.
    As pigs do fly and parrots barf,
    They need relief, they need to laugh.
    So think of galaxies! No matter
    Sweet FA and that man Blatter!

  7. Yes Bilby it is indeed an entry in a kind of abstracted way. However Paul Klee (Artist) and The Royalist had inspired me to have a second shot – “The Sky at NIght”.

  8. Twinkle twinkle little star
    How I wonder what you are
    Some tell me that you’re near to God
    But I’m just an unbelieving sod

    Do you have planets akin to ours,
    With birds and trees and beautiful flowers,
    With lakes and mountains snowy topped,
    And fields of colours annually cropped.

    Are you out there alone in space,
    Cold and fierce with a devil’s face,
    Or are you happy like our sun,
    Loved by millions having fun?

    Twinkle twinkle little star
    How I wonder what you are
    If you are near to a Godly being
    Send a sign to help me seeing.

  9. When you wish upon a star
    Check the lads know where you are!
    Else the pomes’ astronomy
    Could be Suarez, Hulk and Messi!

  10. Breaking News for Janus the Hastie

    Due to busyness, announcement of the winning entry may be delayed by a few days …

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