The Writers' Block Poetry Contest #3 Results and Contest #4

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The Writers’ Block Poetry Contest (#twbpoetrycontest) had a hard time choosing the WINNERS from the 3rd week’s contest, BECAUSE THE ENTRIES THIS WEEK WERE OUTSTANDING. Seriously, we say this sincerely to each and every one of you that entered this week: give yourself a huge pat on the back.

The competition was fierce, but eventually we did come up with the results, which will be coming shortly. After that, we will be presenting the prompt for week 4!

First, let’s take a moment to appreciate our five judges, because without them, none of this would be possible:


Now, the winners:


Congratulations! Your poems inspired by your favorite poets were awesome, awesome, awesome. Check out the winners’ poems for some fantastic reading :)

The Writers’ Block Poetry Contest: Week 4


Respond in a poem to the following quote:

Genius is the activity which repairs the decays of things, whether wholly or partly of a material and finite kind. Nature through all her kingdoms, insures herself. Nobody cares for planting the poor fungus: so she shakes down from the gills of one agaric countless spores, any one of which, being preserved, transmits new billions of spores to-morrow or next day.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Original work only. All plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
  • Unless designated by the prompt, the structure of the poem can be anything you like. Free verse, rhymed, and prose poetry are all 100% welcome.
  • One entry per person, per week.
  • Post your poem to your own blog to enter. The title of your post should be [the title of your poem - Writers Block Poetry Contest Week 4].
  • Tag your entry with #twbpoetrycontest
  • Post a link to your poem in the replies to this post.
  • This contest runs until 23:59 UTC / GMT Feb 21st.
  • The winner will receive 15 SBD. Second place will win 10 SBD and third will receive 7 SBD.

Good luck!

Once again, a super warm thank you to our wonderful sponsors @anomadsoul and @gmuxx for their generous support for this poetry contest, making it possible that the winners receive an SBD prize. If you feel so inclined, an easy way to show your gratitude to @gmuxx would be to vote for him as a witness! It’s such a simple and kind gesture for someone to show your support for someone who is so committed to the Steemit community.


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Deep gratitude for this! Privileged to come in second, especially given strong entries submitted, which I’ve been perusing. Congratulations, to @negativer and @meco on wins, and much appreciation to the judges :) Happy to resteem post and submit my entry, below, for Contest #4:

Ode to the Genius of Inspiration:


Excellent! Much thanks to TWB judges and poets. Certainly nice to be in the company of the other winners @yahialababidi and @meco!

Congratulations to all who took part. The entries this week were the strongest we've had so far.

Here is my entry

Genius The Plant

An exceptional intellectual creative power, containing natural ability,
this entheogen spore growth will produce spiritual tranquility.
Euphoria, altered thinking processes, closed and open-eye visuals,
smelling of colors, seeing the odors, hearing pixels.

Psilocybin and Psilocin cause visual enhancement and colors contrasting,
auras and halos strange light phenomena mostly temporary but some everlasting.
Increased sight acuity, surfaces that seem to ripple, shimmer and shine,
trails of light lager behind moving objects, a psychedelic sign.

Greetings I've posted a poem (Dust on my Palm) for your week # 4 contest. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm an old fart and am not sure this comment is considered a link but hope so. I'm also one of the newer kids on the block (chain) so still trying to make my way. Blessings.

Here, let me help you out. The link to @mistermercury's poem is here

Next time, just copy and paste the url in your comment. That should be good enough. You can always go back and edit your comment to add the url to your poem as well.

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #20. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

Resteemed. The more entrants, the merrier.

thank you <3 !!!

Glad to! Happy Valentine's Day.

hello, this is my first time to join a poetry contest, hihi.
here is my entry:

I will try.

I had a really fun time coming up with something for this contest. It's really awesome to be back into writing after so many years! Here's my entry:

Congrats to the winners! Beautiful work!

Here is my week 4 entry:

Thank you again for the opportunity!

This is a very rewarding platform and I look forward to the future with steemit! image

Thanks dear sharing this post. i alwys see your post..

Here is my entry for the week: The Dandelion

Will edit this when post is published. Looking forward to participating again.

Well, perhaps you should give this a pop @hodafadel

Here my entry for this inspiring contest, The Burden of Genius.

burden of genius.jpg

Thank you for organising the contest! I love the interesting prompts that you always provide. Unfortunately, I had not managed to write an entry for Week 3, but I'm back in the game with my entry, Anarchy. I hope you enjoy reading this, and good luck to all the other contestants!

Hello! Here is my entry: I hope you like it!

I agree with @damianjayclay—the entries were all very good. Judging them we tough. Congrats to everyone who submitted! And good luck on the next one.

How exciting!! Thank you judges!! This was a very personal poem for me to write so actually being recognized for it it's pretty exciting. Thanks again!