The Epic Poeticness Poetry Competition

Seeing as there aren't a lot of competitions for poets, here is my own Epic Poeticness Poetry Competition :) Good luck, may the force be with you and odds ever in your favour.


21. Entries

Here are the entries for the Valentine's EPP Competition:

Rebecca Clearwater:










Mercury Chap:



If this was a love poem
I’d wind your virtues round my fingers
Like wedding rings
And compare your beauty 
To some sort of magisterial 
Corner of nature
I’d write about ‘time’s winged chariot’
And I’d send you Sonnets
Cross-cut across desks - 
Paper aeroplanes.
If this was a love poem
I’d find all these pretty little parallels
Between you and I
And I’d join our constellations of freckles
With ink chains and metaphors
Until we too enjoyed Paris
In the starlight
Or could afford each other
Rather than flowers
But I won’t write you love poems
Because we studied them for too long
In English class
And wrung all the enjoyment out of them
Like inked sponges
And you said you hated poems
Because they were never written for you
So instead I’ll write about how all I can really think about
Is that I preferred your hair before you got it cut.

References to other love poems: 
TO HIS COY MISTRESS (Andrew Marvell)
HOUR (Carol Ann Duffy)
IN PARIS WITH YOU (James Fenton)

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