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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley:heart:


Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
~Marianne Moore

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Group Rules

This Group is dedicated to all kinds of poetry.
But please follow the rules. They are here to protect the group and ensure that we all get along.
Thank you!

:salute: RULES: :salute:

:bulletred: Poetry only!
:bulletred: Mature content is fine as long as it has the appropriate filter on it. Otherwise, it will be removed from the group and we will send a note to the author.
:bulletred: You can submit poetry by yourself, or suggest the work of other deviants. But never attempt to claim someone else's work as your own!
:bulletred: You will only be allowed to submit three deviations per week.
:bulletred: Membership is for everyone! So, invite, invite, invite! The more the merrier! =)
:bulletred: The "Featured" folder is for contest winners and those works we think deserve special recognition only! No exceptions.
:bulletred: The other folders can be submitted to freely.
:bulletred: There will be folders created specially for prompts and contests.


Can be found in a Journal here:

Please, respect the rules and have fun!

Now, get writing and submitting!


A Monster Calls- A Literature Contest

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 4, 2015, 6:15 AM

Hello everyone!

Fall is here. Leaves are turning.
Apples and pumpkins are EVERYWHERE.
Halloween is right around the corner.
It's time for scary stories.
It's time for a contest.

A Monster Calls.
This is a literature contest.
Show me a monster in poetry or prose.
Scare me. Thrill me.
Tell me a monstrous tale.

The deadline for this contest is 10/30/2015.
Note me :iconprettyflour: with your submission.
Please mention this contest in your comments.
New work for this contest please.  
Summit poetry or prose (1000 word limit).
Be scary! Be creative! Show me a monster!

Winners. There will be two.

1st prize gets
400 points, a scary poem by me, :iconpoeticalcondition:, :iconpoets-and-warriors: and :icondeviantsgallery:

2nd place gets
100 points and a feature by me, :iconpoeticalcondition:
:iconpoets-and-warriors: and :icondeviantsgallery:

Go!  Write me something monstrous!
I'm on the hunt for more prizes, if you can
help me out with that, please note me. 
Thank so much and.....

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A poem begins with a lump in the throat.
~Robert Frost

:bulletred: Editor in Chief:

Hi guys! My name is Mo. I am 23. I have been a member of dA for 5 years, and a writer for 10 years. This is my first Founder position, but I was Co-founder of Poets-and-Warriors at the birth of the group (check them out, they are friends!). My other passions include psychology, movies, sit-coms and books. I am a happy wife and mother of a perfect 1 year old boy. Poetry was my first love and I can't wait to see what this group can become!

:bulletred: Editors:

(Head of Critique Department)
Shehroze Ameen; 21 years old (Aries, 13 April 1991); student, Ata-Ur-Rehman School of Applied Biosciences (BS Applied Biosciences); writer by hobby, though a discontinuous reading of English literature, with minor exceptions among Urdu literature, has a significant influence in his critical analysis of works - usually snobby and, slightly moronic, but a fun loving person with a sincere devotion towards the task at hand; friends with *NotenSMSK since the third grade; no future plans; cynic; and an avid listener.

(Critic and Staff Blogger)
I'm prettyflour- woman, mother, artist and DA junkie. I have constant love affairs with various art forms. Whether it be writing poetry, stories, taking pictures or drawing, it is all passion sprouting from my fingertips.

(Honorary Editor, Former Founder)
I live in a small town in Southern Michigan and am still only a high school student. But I try to find the time to write; which is my true passion. I try to be outgoing, so if you have a question, feel free to ask! I'm 18 and currently focusing my attention into Basic Design and getting ready for college and what not. If you want to know more, feel free to ask. (:

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(Member DD and DLD Watch)
Hey everyone, I'm Jasmine a 20 year old English girl. I'm a poet (and insanely jealous of visual artists) who is currently studying BioSciences at Uni. I'm also a bit of a nerd - I love videogames, anything science related and various other things. If you want to know more, just note me, I promise I'll answer!

(Member of The Month)
Law student, internet addict and experimental non-rhyming poetry writer. In charge of the monthly member feature. Question? Come at me; I'll answer best I can.

(Affiliate/Community Update)

I'm a college student in the U.S. studying marine biology, but I have a keen interest in the arts. I enjoy visual artwork, music, and theater, as well as prose and poetry. I love to read, especially fantasy and science fiction. My creative writing abilities are primarily self-developed and informed by my love of literature. On deviantART, I follow and contribute to a number of literature groups and am eager to share my findings!

:bulletred: Staff Critics:

Age and sexual preferences aside, I am a writer of long standing, principally a poet but preferably a fiction writer. My current endeavors are horror/suspense and science fiction, as I enjoy reading them and have read them since my schooldays. Favorite authors are Lovecraft and Howard, Jules Verne and HG Wells respectively. I read the Mythos in USA a long time ago. I am fair at graphic art too.
Graduated in BA in Literature in USA in 1980 and went abroad.
I believe that the best critics of literature are writes, as Matthew Arnold and Percy Shelley critiqued others. My policy is fairness and openness.

Name: NotenSMSK or perhaps SMSK
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Writing, debating, reading, playing sports, sleeping.
Hello I am NotenSMSK preferably SMSK, a student from Pakistan who has a keen interest in writing. I write to improve as well as promote. I am working on a book at the moment, despite final year at university. I like helping people with critiques/comments but if a person gets unreasonably rude with me, I might respond in a similar manner. Otherwise, I prefer being polite :)

I'm fernknits -- wife, mother, knitter, quilter, spinner, poet, lover of cats. I have been writing poetry for most of my life and have recently come back from a long hiatus. I believe in giving supportive, honest feedback as part of being a responsible and active community member.

Name: Muhammad Danyal Ajaz Saleem
DOB: 21st Oct 1992
Art forms practiced: Poetry (English, Urdu), Prose (English, Urdu)
Personality Outlined: Sociable, anti-social-ish, kind of melancholic but not sad, committed as a friend but awkward around new people, limited comfort zone and a slightly bipolar temper. Also has been told he has the moral fortitude of a 17th century count and the mental age of a 40 year old.
Outlook on literature: must come form the heart, must be acceptably phrased, anyone can be a writer as long as they have something to say and pay attention to HOW they say it.


Hi, I'm A.J. Miller. I prefer Daft Punk to Adele any day. I game, very casually. I love poetry and tea and chocolate on the days my stomach doesn't hate me. My stomach is a Dalek Emperor. You don't anger the Dalek Emperor. Got music? Share it with meeeeeee. I have a pathological need to find more music all the time. I love pallas cats.
I am very intelligent and very lazy. We are trying to resolve some unknown emotional issues that cause sudden bouts of badassery interspersed with long expanses of mediocrity. I collect weird, fascinating, broken people.

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AcidBlossom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Writer
I tried submitting something to the Free + Blank II folder but it won't let me.  Is it, like, full or something?
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SmexyLeviLover Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't see the "contribute" button for the free + blank verse. Is the folder open to members?
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Pyrayo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Ahem. I'm not much of a poet, however, I do have a few pieces that I wish to submit. Simultaneously, I'm not fully aware where the poem(s) should be submitted given I don't concentrate heavily on the idea of poetry itself. In essence, my knowledge is minimal. I would not know whether it is free or blank verse, traditional, fixed, etc.………

These three are examples and/or the ones I wish to submit, but don't know their appropriate/designated folder(s).
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ParalyticProcess Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I accidentally submitted "Trismus" into "fixed form" when I meant to submit it into "free verse." I'm stil getting used to the new controls here on DA!

Thank you!
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RandomArt-Jyotsna Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi there! 
I'm an artist and Illustrator from India.
I do a lot of graphic design work, and if any of you awesome writers would ever need a cover designed for a book/novel/journal/ or any character sketches to go with you stories or any illustration for stories or poems or prose, note me and I'd love to be commissioned by you and help you with the same.
Check out my work at 
Thanks and Regards

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