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The 2010 Quatrain City Poetry Contest

Grand Prize Winners

Sponsored by JackHuber.com

Twice monthly, from March through November, 2010, a photo was posted on the Ryze forum, "Wordmeisters, Poets and Writers Unite!"  Members then composed quatrains, or 4-line poems, inspired by the photographs.  Quatrains were judged on creativity, poignancy, format (if applicable) and content. A most interesting take on a photo may also have scored well.

Each Contest resulted in a winner and runner-up, both of which qualified for Grand Prize judging. These are the final results:
 


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Grand Prize Winner

The Church of Adolescence
by Anthea Burson

The sun shines through stained glass windows
At The Church of Adolescence
Exposing whispering children
Racing marbles down steel rails.


Copyright 2010 by Anthea Burson. All rights reserved.

 


 


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First Runner-Up

Myth of Life
by Ayoub Bangroo

Myth of life eludes me
years passed, but could not yet own;
can`t now understand what I see,
am I alive, or carved in stone?


Copyright 2010 by Ayoub Bangroo. All rights reserved.

 


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Second Runner-up (tie)

Criss-Crossed
by Pushpa Moorjani

Hushed voices trapped behind colored frames
Criss-crossed, the thoughts rotate from side to side
Silence speaks under the pillars of courage
Whispering gently under its beams with joy.



Copyright 2010 by Pushpa Moorjani. All rights reserved.

 


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Second Runner-up (tie)

Silent Cannons
by Diane Tegarden

Calm seas and blue skies
leave no memory of the ravages of war,
but silent cannons wait patiently
attesting to man's readiness to defend against invasion.



Copyright 2010 by Diane Tegarden. All rights reserved.

 

The grand prize winner will receive an Amazon.com gift card, paperback copies of my "Aspects Long Forgotten" and "A Poet's Primer", and an electronic copy of Diane Tegarden's excellent "Light Through Shuttered Window." Also included will be a Certificate of Congratulations suitable for framing.

The three runners up will each receive a copy of "A Poet's Primer" and one of the other books listed above.
 

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