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I Body of a Woman  December 2, 2010 - February 28, 2011

Reading and Deliberating

Details

As a tribute to my favorite poet of all time, Pablo Neruda, I'm hosting a contest inspired from his work.

Read the following poem-

I BODY OF A WOMAN

Body of woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look yourself like a world in your attitude of surrender.
My rough peasant's body digs in you
and makes the son leap from the depths of the earth.

I was alone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me
and the night enveloped me with its crushing invasion.
To survive myself I forged to you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, like a stone in my sling.

But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
Ah those goblets of the chest! Ah those eyes of absence!
Ah the roses of the pubis! Ah your voice slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my unbounded desire, my uncertain road!
Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst follows,
and tiredness follows, and the infinite ache.


RULES FOR THE CONTEST

-the title of your poem must be "I Body of (the gender in which you are attracted to)"
-It must be a love poem

Awards

First Place First Place
Second Place Second Place
Third Place Third Place

Moderator

cassandra violet
cassandra violet
boston, MA

Stats

4 Contestants
4 Submissions
496 Views
Created Dec 2, 2010

Submit Submit Writing

Rules

  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 12/2/2010 - 2/28/2011
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator

Disclaimer

cassandra violet is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact cassandra violet if you have any further questions.


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