Winners of our April Poetry Contest Announced


May 11, 2008

Posted by EdwardTLC

The winners of our April Poetry Contest have been chosen and are ready to be announced. As April was National Poetry month, we asked you to write a poem about the Harry Potter series. After many splendid entries, we now have the winners along with a few honorable mentions. Starting this month the first prize winners of our regular monthly contests will receive a custom made wand from Wizard Wood Wands for their efforts. Only our first prize winners will receive this wand which is crafted based on your specific instructions. Many thanks to Wizard Wood Wands for donating these custom wands. Here now are the winners:

  • First Place: cazzadragon

    It Wouldn’t Work Out Anyway

    I know I am doomed to wander
    Alone for all eternity,
    So why is it this charming girl
    Declares she is in love with me?

    She is so young, what would she know
    About the life she’d have to live?
    I am old and have no money,
    Nothing but despair can I give.

    For I’m a creature of nightmares
    Altered by the full moon’s pure light;
    The beast harbours a fierce bloodlust
    Which the man has no strength to fight.

    She does not think of the dangers,
    She cannot even comprehend
    Miserable is what she’d be,
    And she’d regret it in the end

    Therefore I must push her away,
    Though I see she hurts when I do,
    But the thing which hurts most of all
    Is that I’m in love with her too.

  • Second Place: Erin McCarty

    First Kiss

    This was not the time for snogging,
    Not the instant for a tryst.
    This was not the vision-fogging
    Perfect moment to have kissed.

    Not the time to start confessing
    Love in such a carnal way.
    Romance shouldn’t have been pressing
    On Hermione’s heart today.

    But then Ron suggested something
    Indicating that he knew
    It had never been a dumb thing
    To be so concerned with SPEW.

    At his empathetic worry
    Over every kitchen elf,
    She flew at him in a flurry.
    She could not restrain herself.

    Ron, in shock, recovered nicely;
    They entwined like Devil’s Snare.
    Harry wondered when, precisely,
    They would both come up for air.

    Ron’s compassion lit the ember;
    This was not just for themselves.
    What a moment to remember!
    Score another for the elves!

  • Third Place: S DeMann

    The Courageous Dobby

    In the cool night air
    The burial of an
    Old friend begins.
    As the moon shines down
    Upon the grass,
    I dig my friend his
    Cold dark grave.

    As tears trickle
    Down my face
    I think of him,
    Of how he was
    So daring
    So bold,
    And oh so brave.

    I remember the day
    I had set him free,
    With tears in his
    Huge eyes he
    Had thanked me,

    And now I must say
    Good-bye to him
    One last time,
    Say a good-bye to
    Him from me,
    My dear friend
    The House-Elf
    The Courageous Dobby.

  • Honorable Mention: Phoenix_226

    Well, old man
    You’re very wise
    You thought of all
    And said no lies
    Though here you lay
    Down in this tomb
    Your phoenix sings
    And roses bloom
    My hands will shake
    From grief and hate
    But I’ll push through
    Accept my fate
    I’ll show the boy
    Which path to take
    He’ll realize
    What choice to make
    It’s all for good
    To kill the foe
    Who took my love
    Who killed my doe

  • Honorable Mention: Susie Haberfeld

    Dumbledore’s Regret

    Responsibility’s the hardest way to gain
    adulthood”siblings become children and a boy
    must take the place of prisoned dad and mother slain.
    Each day in work does pass, each night devoid of joy.
    And so it seems a miracle, when suddenly
    a bird”no, boy”no, golden bird”alights and shares
    the very dreams that nights he’s held to secretly,
    and a few he’d daren’t dreamed; love”or fear”ensnares.

    Does danger lurk beneath such beauty there that floats?
    Apollo here himself proffers another fate
    than this dull life. No girl’s mad pain nor boy’s wise goats
    could yet bedim his twinkling eyes nor th’ ardor pall.
    But sister’s dead, the friendship’s lost! He knows too late
    that Family is the greatest Hallow of them all.

  • Honorable Mention: Angela Willhoite

    Here I Go Gently

    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark,
    Without pounding rage, without soaring heart.
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    Know I could turn with even one remark.
    Plaintively passing those I must depart,
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark.

    Behind me the battle is also stark.
    Forgive me for this night and for my part,
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    I open my token just as a lark.
    Though it brings me those once a world apart,
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark.

    Without a weapon, I step through the dark.
    Though this is the end, let it be the start;
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

    I’ll face what comes. I’m ready to embark
    On the path that will cut you from my heart.
    It’s a quiet walk to the forest’s dark;
    I am ready to destroy this cursed mark.

  • Honorable Mention: Martha Harris


    as my life flashes before your eyes
    I wonder what your reaction will be
    to the truth I’ve been hiding all these years
    it’s better this way we’ll never have to talk about it
    I’ll never have to see the pity in your eyes her eyes
    I never wanted pity
    I just wanted respect
    so desperately that I sold my soul in order to obtain it
    but I’m sure you’ll forgive me because you’re noble like that
    and I do value your forgiveness even though I would never admit it
    too stubborn to change now
    keeping all my feelings buried deep inside the impenetrable fortress of my mind
    pretending I didn’t care pretending I was in control
    pretending that being feared was better than being loved
    but now you see inside and there’s nothing left to hide
    so I can finally say
    good luck Harry

  • Honorable Mention: Kiara Zani

    Ethereal as it pierces the silence,
    A mournful melody ebbs and flows,
    The blood-red bird lifts the veil of denial,
    A dear man gone, half-moons and crooked nose.

    A covenant kept, a wrong man accused,
    One Hallow is safe from Tom’s long, white grasp,
    As the lone phoenix thrusts forth its final note,
    The costly gold heart is closed with a clasp.

    And The Boy Who Lived makes his guarantee,
    To avenge Dumbledore and fulfill the prophecy.

    Congratulations to all the winners! As we told you earlier, the first place winners of all our regular monthly contests, not our specialty contests, will receive a custom made wand donated by Wizard Wood Wands.

  • 31 Responses to Winners of our April Poetry Contest Announced

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    I LOVED number one. Tonks and Lupin had such an amazing relationship and that poem really captured what lupin was thinging in half blood prince. Lovely! congrats to all that were mentions, they were all fab!

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    The one by Phoenix_226 made me cry!

    Well done to all winners!

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    Wow all of them are amazing, especially the one that won 1st place and the one by Pheonix_226

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    Wow all of them are amazing, especially the one that won 1st place and the one by Phoenix_226

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    I loved “Here I go Gently” !! – It so captured Harry’s return to the forest – my number one for sure. Congrats to all.

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    very well done for all of them , i must say my faves are the courageous Dobby and Phoenix_226, so moving and touching

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    omg.. the one with Dobby was good! ;D /Sara

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    Excellent work everybody!

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    I agree; phoenix_226’s was also my favourite, with ‘Reconcilliation’ by Martha Harris coming in a close second.

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    I just been re-reading them all and “Reconciliation” really captures Snape’s tone; I can hear Alan Rickman’s delivery in my head. Brilliant!

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    Lots of great poems…Especially liked Phoenix_226,brought tears to my eyes too.

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    I thought Kiara Zani’s was great. Also Martha Harris’s was really clever, I had to go and read it over from Petunia’s perspective afterwards.

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    I liked Susie Haberfeld’s too. They were all great

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    Wow, I’m so glad I didn’t have to judge as I’d still be there. They are all so good. I’m glad “First Kiss” is there to allow some levity among the pain.

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    Coco – I thought the first one referred to Harry and Ginny’s break up. I guess it could pass for both couples.

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    They are all so very good! I hoped mine would win but oh well, what can you do? :) Loved the first one, really awesome!

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    ohh well i guess mine didn’t make it. maybe i shouldn’t have written one about petunia and vernon… yet it was sweet in a strange kind of way.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

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    loved “Reconciliation”. Well Done everyone!

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    the one about remus is awesome!!

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    These are all exceedingly beautiful and poignant! Congratulations to all the winners! You deserve the recognition undoubtedly.

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    Thanks Kiwi Mc!

    They were all so good!

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    First one was GREAT. Made me sad, but in a good way. :) & Phoenix_226`s poem was AMAZING. Wow.

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    Congratulations! These are all wonderful. This was a nice Mother’s Day surprise. You are all so talented. Keep up the good work. :)

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    Wow! Amazing poems! I especially love the one by Phoenix_226, Dumbledore’s Regret, and First Kiss, but they are all great. And I really appreciate you guys choosing my poem. Thanks!

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    What a talented bunch. I loved every single poem. The first place winner was just wonderful.

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    I think Phoenix_226 deserved to win. I almost cried. but Cazzadragon-great job. poor Lupin

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    woah, Maya, you wrote a poem about petuna and vernon?? how cool is that? that is so clever! can you post a link or something so i can read it? i wanna read some more poems;if anybody would let me read theirs, that would be so cool

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    And thanks Martha! : )

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    I won’t lie; I’m sad I didn’t win. On the upshot, I really enjoyed reading all the poems! Congrats to all the winners!

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    i loved the 1st one! it was so sweet. remus and tonks are a good couple. too bad he died…:( congrates on all the winners! i was about to write a poem too, but i guess it was too late…

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    All the poems were great, but the one I liked best was by phoenix_226.

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