December 2010 VoicesNet.com Poetry Contest Winners Announced

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Congratulations to Lynne Colgrave of the UK.

The December, 2010 VoicesNet.com Poetry Contest winner is:

The poem called "Elegy for a Barn Owl"

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "The poet expertly captures the poignancy of the moment and the emotions evoked by finding the body of an owl. A well structured poem with beautiful imagery....” e.g." His tigered feathers, Gentlest brown” It has good grammar and punctuation with excellent rhyme and rhythm that flows smoothly throughout to capture the moment and make this a very moving read. Congratulations to the poet."

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LIST OF TOP 3 POEMS :

1. "Elegy for a Barn Owl" by Lynne Colgrave of the UK - WINNER

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2. "Cold Enough To Snow" by Pat Kelbaugh of the USA

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A hauntingly beautiful poem with wonderful imagery. "Bare treelines like soft brown smoke hover" paints a clear picture of what the author is portraying. Rhyme and rhythm are smooth and effortless. A delightful picture of the coming of winter and the mournful sound of a train whistle complete it. Congratulations to the author."

3. "The Carol Singers" by Fred Mcilmoyle of Ireland

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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A delightful Christmas poem that paints for the reader the beautiful picture of the Christmas Carol Singers in winter’s cold. Wonderful imagery, rhyme and rhythm convey effortlessly the Christmas message. Congratulations to the author."

Lynne is eligible for a $25 paypal payment if a paypal email address is provided.

All poems were read by three independent judges. Each judge could reward a star to a poem that was read if they thought it was a top poem. All poems that received one or more stars from the judges were then classified as finalists. The Finalists were then read and reviewed again in a final round of judging to then choose the top poems.

Thanks again to everybody. Great Job!

The VoicesNet Team

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