Winter Themed Poems Contest  February 4, 2013 - February 9, 2013

Contest Completed


GOLD MEDAL - Bienvenue Winter
SILVER MEDAL - Welcoming Winter
BRONZE MEDAL - The Winter Tale!!!


The prompt is a poem below:

New Year by Dilruba Ahmed

Last night something
tunneled through the elms.

But at sunrise,
I found just white light

biting my eyelids, salt
rubbed on a wound.

Batons of ice
fell from power lines,

soundless but still emphatic.
Then the rain

churned the snow to soap
scum, waxing cars with

winter’s lichen, patchy
in the strange

uneven fur of newborns.
And still, I was childless.

One cardinal
lodged on a branch:

a blood-drop
striking water

before the slow dispersion.

BY Dilruba Ahmed, “New Year” from Dhaka Dust. Copyright © 2011 by Dilruba Ahmed.



9 Contestants
9 Submissions
Created Feb 4, 2013