Illustrated Poems - Drawing Contest [7 entries]

For Pam Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
By roon
Contest goal:

All over the web there are loads of websites that focus on poetry. Head over to one of those websites and find a poem, then illustrate it. Whatever the poem expresses is up to you; happy, sad, love, hurt...

Post the poem in the description (don't forget to credit the author!) and link to the page where the original poem is hosted. If it's your own poem: say so in the description (but do not mention your name as the author!).
Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: jaescoe21

Contest Moderator: Suggestion made by Robvdn ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
jaescoe21: haha i was about to say I don't remember suggesting this ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
Krashd: i am a bit confused .. it will b diificult to illustrate ... the deapth of any Poem in a single shot !! but i'll try for sure ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
Krashd: can we use our own Poems ?????? ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
jaescoe21: well, I don't see why you can't use your own. for the illustrating part, lets say a poem was " I'll never let go" by Steelheart. it talks about how she has someone she loves and will never let her go. So, you would draw something about love like a couple getting married (which symbolizes a bond that last for ever) ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
jaescoe21: edit: never let him go ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @Krashd: sure you can! Just don't put your name in the description as the author ( 5 years and 1613 days ago )
sunzet: Does it have to be a poem-poem, or can it be a sentence or text from lyrics or biblesaying? Thoughtful text basicly ( 5 years and 1612 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @sunzet: it's all about poems, no texts, lyrics and/or biblesayings ( 5 years and 1612 days ago )
Krashd: ok ( 5 years and 1612 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Personally, I think it would have be much more creative if everyone just wrote their own poems to whatever entry they submit. I mean, if we are creative enough to come up with something to draw, a poem should be rather simple. Just a suggestion. ( 5 years and 1610 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @jawshoewhah: agreed BUT the main part of our member doesn't have english as their native language which makes it very hard to them to express their feelings / thoughts in a poem. ( 5 years and 1607 days ago )
jawshoewhah: And they can't write it in their own language? ( 5 years and 1606 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Submittime has passed, new entries will be removed. ( 5 years and 1606 days ago )

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For Pam - created by roon

For Pam
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For Pam...

Oh, how I wish
I'd see you,
The afterglow
Of your inner light
To flood my bleak
My withering hope
To resurrect
Amid a riot of colors
-token of things better to come,
In times of promise barren

A. Miaoulis

..... (5 years and 1611 days ago)

The leader of the pack - created by rasellia

The leader of the pack
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The Leader of the Pack
Bonnie Kriwtschenko

The leader of the pack,
Strong and true
He holds his alpha head high,
Knowing another night is almost through
He lies beneath the moon,
Stares up at the sky
His dedication will always remain true.

Looking through his eyes,
One sees loneliness,
A soleness that no one understands,
But all accepts
In my eyes, he stands alone
He is simply God’s perfection
Yet, people still wander in his direction.

He pounces on the ice,
He slams at his reflection,
Why, when such beauty stands?

To be alone is what he desires,
However, to be understood is what it requires
Let him be the King…
To lead his own ring
The leader of the pack,
Has surely earned his pride,
Let him relax, and enjoy his ride. (5 years and 1613 days ago)

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Sword in the Sand - created by ayn

Sword in the Sand
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by: Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887)

HIS I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:--
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner
Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the battle's edge,
And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel--
That blue blade that the king's son bears, -- but this
Blunt thing--!" he snapped and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout
Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down,
And saved a great cause that heroic day. (5 years and 1606 days ago)

Fred - created by jadedink

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As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed
by Jack Prelutsky

As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
His mother laughs, "Don't put it there,
a head's no place for underwear!"
But near his ears, above his brains,
is where Fred's underwear remains.

At night when Fred goes back to bed,
he deftly plucks it off his head.
His mother switches off the light
and softly croons, "Good night! Good night!"
And then, for reasons no one knows,
Fred's underwear goes on his toes.

(5 years and 1606 days ago)

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untitled - created by jadedink

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*note, this poem was written by myself. i've not had it published online anywhere, so i can not link to it like that.*

Huddled in a corner, trying to make myself see what it is i cannot face,
Arms wrapped around my knees, trying to forget what i cannot replace,
These pains in my gut are more than just physical,
These images are more than just mental...
But i cannot explain, nor can i justify
the reasons i feel as if i've got to break free and fly...

...the sun sets along the same horizon day after day...
...the same three words repeated the same way...
...echoes from the past ricochet across the divide...
...this canyon in my heart I cannot hide...

And i've tried to replace this feeling once before
I've tried to scrape my heart up off the floor
No matter what i do, i'm reminded of what could be
Hands over my eyes attempting to hide myself from me
I'm nothing like what i was striving for
i'll always be thinking there must be something more... (5 years and 1607 days ago)