Congratulations go out to Clevia Liz Bedeau of Trinidad.
The April 2011 VoicesNet Monthly Poetry Contest winning poem is:
The poem called "Silence"
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JUDGE COMMENTS: "...a powerful poem that paints a stirring picture of deep emotions experienced within the heart, mind and soul after the loss of a loved one. Excellent creative imagery e.g "Does clarity beget absolution?" It flows well throughout. Anyone who has lost a loved one will relate keenly to this poem. Congratulations to the author!"
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LIST OF TOP 3 POEMS :
1. "Silence" - click here to comment on poem
2. "The Old Vicar" by Tim Kitchen of the UK **
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JUDGE COMMENTS: "We take a very poignant and captivating walk down memory lane with “The Old Vicar”. He shares his memories with us but the most moving, touching and current one is in the last verse. Rhyme and rhythm flow effortlessly throughout this delightful poem. Congratulations to the author"
3. "The Seasons Tale" by Thomas Chisholm of the UK ***
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JUDGE COMMENTS: "A delightful poem that captures the beauty of the changing four seasons with wonderful imagery and creative expression. The scene is set from the beauty of Spring through to Winter and the poem has wonderful flow and good rhyme and rhythm throughout. The typos do not detract from the reading and enjoyment of this work. Congratulations to the author on this delightful poem."
Clevia 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 who participated or read the poems. Great Job!
The VoicesNet Team