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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.

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By Rosebud Ben-Oni

We enrolled at barbizon
Knowing full well
We’d never look like...

By Edmund Waller

Go, lovely rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,...

By Joanna Baillie

What voice is this, thou evening gale!
That mingles with thy rising wail;
And, as it passes, sadly seems...

By Brenda Cárdenas

You shout my name
from beyond my dreams,
beyond the picture window...

By William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
   Thou art not so unkind
      As man’s ingratitude; ...

By Louise Bogan

Now that I have your face by heart, I look   
Less at its features than its darkening frame   
Where quince and melon, yellow as young flame,   ...

By John Donne

Go and catch a falling star,
    Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,...

By Dorothy Parker

There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
      And wayward vines go roaming,
Where the lilacs nod, and a marble god ...

By Gwendolyn Brooks

I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows.   ...

By Laetitia Pilkington

Lying is an occupation,
     Used by all who mean to rise;
Politicians owe their station,...

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