My sincere apologies for the delay in bringing you the results of The Fairest Jewel Poetry Competition, held in association with The Poet’s Plunder. We have been overwhelmed by the high standard of the entries, making it very hard to choose between some of the best poems. However, the judges were in agreement about the winner, a short poem called “Shimmer” written by Shylah Oceanlane.
jewel, beauty or love,
each illuminates the night….
“Shimmer” by Shylah Oceanlane: First place winner
Congratulations Shylah! Your poem encompasses the premise of the competition, vividly describing the justaposition of the three elements, jewels, beauty and love.
Second and third place were harder to decide, with three poems tying in points. However one stood slightly ahead, capturing the meaning behind the gift of jewellery perfectly. Congratulations, Bliss Windlow, for your poem, “Promise”.
a jewel beyond
the “forever” gathered
in my ring.
“Promise” by Bliss Windlow: Second place winner
Third place therefore was a tie.
..on thine dainty finger
gleams a token of
mine deepest, truest
“Devotion” by Mirasol Inglewood: Joint third place winner
across a silent sky
you and I ….
“Tumbled Diamonds” by Bliss Windlow: Joint third place winner
Congratulations to you all! Winning poetry will be incorporated into artwork and displayed in the ~flirt~ mainstore over the coming months.
In view of the outstanding quality of the entries, the following poems all recieve an “Honourable Mention”.
My secret love is a beautiful jewel held forever in my heart.
“My Secret Love” by Latex Zemlja: Honourable Mention
Eyes were wide,
Tongue was tied;
Then a ring..
“Yes!” she cried.
“Proposal” by Mirasol Inglewood: Honourable Mention
Diamond Stars,Pearl Moon,Topaz Seas,
Your Love – Fairest jewel of these.
“Fairest Jewel of All” by Kate McLaglen: Honourable Mention
Perfect and beautiful,
Like a flawless jewel.
“Shine” by Sehra Kauffman: Honourable Mention
your topaz eyes
to my heart ….
and ignites unspoken ….
“Topaz Eyes” by Bliss Windlow: Honourable Mention
An additional prize of a L$250 ~flirt~ storecard will go to each of these runners up.
Thank you to all who took the time to put virtual pen to paper and make the judging so incredibly hard. For more information about the poetry scene in Second Life please contact Klannex Northmead for an up-to-date schedule or grab one (for free) from XStreetSL. The Poet’s Plunder Open Mic, hosted by Klannex, is every Saturday at 6am SLT at the Bookworm Cafe, Da Vinci Isle.