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We hope you join in our global community of amateur poets and partake in everything that is poetry! Poetry Nation is a living, breathing ecosystem of all things poetry-related. A poetry contest, challenges, information and advice, publishing, and interacting with other poets through comments and ratings: everything feeds together into a robust online environment that is fun and accessible to everyone who loves to read and write. Poetry Nation is your personal library: add poems to your account and edit them, manage the collections of your work, and share your poems with friends, fellow poets and the world!

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Top Poems

    You Are My Rainbow

    PoetBrian Van Der Valk

    Between Two Roses

    PoetWilliam Romero


    PoetRobert Randle

    The Offering

    PoetJeff Young

    School Days

    PoetErika Jing

    The Native American

    PoetTonie Page

    Illusion Is a Reality

    PoetKiyin Spruill

    I Know You're There

    PoetMicheralyn Smith

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Top Stories

  • I Know You're There

    I was born in Alaska on a small farm. Throughout my life I got to experience things not everyone can. I participated in a 4-H program, auctioning young beef. Using my winning funds to travel to new places in the world. I visited beautiful places and incredible people. These people helped inspire my artistic values. My art consists of poetry, painting with acrylic and oil paint, shading, sketching, and other pencil work. This specific piece was inspired by my best friend and the love of my life. This piece portrays my love for him. No matter the distance.

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  • Mary Martinez De Arellano

    Blissful Lambs of May

    Abismal caurosel, beneath; an Idyll vale clandestine, "charismatic" Chamisal. Aboriginal implicit faith, lucent natively passage-way. Geneological French-Indian-Spaniard blood cradled, benevolence engendered. Elemental glimpsed parenthood, dimpled nostalgic heart-strings. En-tombed, en-shrined dovish parents...finesse in-script. Germane siblings aplenty. Last phogeny mystique unalike characteristic branch. Haply desultory birth Turner's Syndrome, elite choice of God. Wisdomed fate, a request within. Fain affluence; fecundity. Dewy blessedness of free-standing, self-inplanted prudence. Laborious endeavored Artist, Photographer, Quiltera, Poetess. Wince, woeful obstacles, competitive world. Altogether, personified exemplar of measured eclipsing keiodoscopic color-hur of "Life's Banquet." Envisage iception of futurism galaxy. Momentous God-speed journey avow-al. Granduer Gratitude!

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International Poetry Contest

Enter your poem for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes! Our semi-annual contest awards 100 third-place poems, 20 runners-up, and one $2,000 grand prize. You can submit a poem on any topic, using whatever style you prefer; for more info, read the contest rules. There is no fee to enter, so you have nothing to lose—show us what you’ve got!

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