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New Co-founders!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

We have two, count em' TWO new co-founders.
You will love them just as much as I do.

We welcome to the team, DominaMoon :icondominamoon:
and prettyflour :iconprettyflour:
They will be working alongside the fabulously talented, outrageously funny, and my sweet and faithful friend, the awesome miss DearPoetry :icondearpoetry:!
She loves this group and has been working hard for it for a long time, and DominaMoon and prettyflour love this group as well and will help me make sure it runs smoothly and stays the place you want it to be, and maybe even to make it better. :heart:

These three ladies are amazing and I thank them for joining this team with me and our contributers who also work to make this group what it is

LJ :iconxlntwtch:

Shawna :icondreamlightning:

Ben :iconaumnren:

monsieurwar :iconlombregrise:

Keith :iconquestingpoet:

Zean :iconunspecifiedunknown:

Moriah :iconriseandbe:

jade-pandora :iconjade-pandora:

Eric :iconadianoeta:

Rachel :iconfuzzyhoser:

BookofNorth :iconbookofnorth:

and Joanna :iconamarum:

Last and certainly not least, I want to thank all of you, because this group would be nothing if you were not here, putting your hearts and souls into the poems that you write and submitting them here to this group for others to come and read. We are all very thankful that you do so. I am honored by every single person who joins, and you are all appreciated here. I wish I could express to you what every one of you and what every poem you trust in our hands means to me, yet all I can say is, I thank you. I will do my best to do more for you. And remember that if any one of you needs to talk, I am here for you. All you need to do click on the "Welcome Home" blog and add your comment, if you want to see if there are any other people who might answer with advice, or those who might share your problem, but if it is more personal please note me and never feel afraid, or worry that you will be bothering me. To help others, that is the main reason that I started this group. Whether it be through poetry or by having it be a safe space where anyone could feel free enough to talk to me or anyone else here.

:heart: Shanna, :iconthelunalily:

We at Poets-and Warriors wish you all the best.




Newest Members

Group Rules

Welcome to Poets and Warriors! This is a poetry group with a main emphasis on creating a welcoming environment to share your work and receive constructive criticism, support and making some friends who share your love of poetry.
If you join, and want to submit to this group, then please read the following guidelines as they will help you to better enjoy the experience here, and to ensure your work is accepted. Thanks in advance!

:bulletred: Guidelines :bulletred:

Who Can Join?
- Anybody with a deviantART account can join.

Who Can Submit?
- Only accepted members of this group can submit to its galleries.

How Do I Submit?
- Look at the galleries we have and decide which one your poem would best belong in. Submit your work to that gallery. **Submitting to the wrong gallery could mean your work will be denied or removed.**

Do You Accept Fan Fiction?
- NO. There are plenty of other groups on DA for that.

Do You Accept "Mature Content"?
- Yes, but only if there is a mature content filter on it. If not it will be denied and/or taken down.

Is There A Limit To How Many Works You Can Submit?
- Yes, you may submit three works daily.

Can I submit to the Featured Folder?
- NO. The Featured Folder is for contest winners (etc..) only. Any submissions to the Featured Folder will be denied. This is to help keep the place organized and give proper recognition to those deserving. Any suggestions submitted cannot be your own work, but the work of another talented writer you wish to feature.

Can I submit to the Favorites Folder? How many?
- You may submit 1 per week. You may not submit your own work. Show off your fellow artists in the Group's Favorite Folder.

Art theft is taken seriously and any form of bullying will get you banned!

Please respect ALL of our rules. They are here to help!
We hope you enjoy our group!


Hi! I'm TheLunaLily, but you can call me Shanna. Writing is my life. It's my passion, and the reason that I'm here today. My Muse is my savior. I love reading and writing poetry, I'm self-taught and I wouldn't have it any other way. (Imperfections can show emotions better than calculated rhymes.)
I have a huge heart, big enough to fit all of you in it. I would love to get to know each and every one of you. Don't be shy! I'm always up for a chat. And if you ever need someone to talk to, note me. I will be there for you, to talk to or just to listen. Whatever you need. :heart:

Hey, guys! It’s Banshee here, but feel free to call me Kayla! I’m a fun loving art major who loves her some poetry. There is just something about the written word that has me crawling back for more. -Like at 3am when inspiration always seems to find me.- I don't mind though!! And I'm sure I'm not the only one that's been there! I’d like to get to know all of you! Notes make me smile, so hit me up with one some time and we’ll chat.

Greetings from prettyflour, otherwise known as Cindi! I am a women, wife and mother who is in love with words. I love reading and writing in all its forms. I suppose a have a special appreciation for poetry; I adore the freedom it affords and the imagery that can be created with just the right strings of words when put together. Just like Shanna, I am self taught and I think that we, who teach ourselves, have the benefit of using experience and emotion in our poetry, which translates easier and true. We live, we love, we write from the heart and soul. I'm proud to be part of this group and yearn to help inspire. If you need me, note me! I can be a great listener, a sounding board or be here for you if you are in need of an honest and unbiased opinion. :heart:

Hi guys! I'm DominaMoon otherwise known as Ava. I've absolutely loved both reading poetry and expressing myself through poetry since I can remember. I'm fascinated by both the written words, and the people behind them, so if you ever need to talk, or just have someone listen to you, I'll gladly be there for you like my lovely fellow admins :heart:







Hello everyone!

I want to share the BEST OF :icondeviantsgallery:'s 8th Challenge- Elemental Literature.

ElementsSettled by brambles and dark wither-less trees 
that stretch without bound or bearing,
standing testament to time, land, and lawn,
Where gardens were overgrown forests. 
Where dreams had span deeper than before.
Wearing the innocence of love immersed
like chimes that grow bigger, and sycamore  
as fully-bloomed sturdiness abound,
and the ever surpassing nature of earth 
cycles to seasons summer winter autumn spring
as sturdy as words that truly were free verse,
the diversity, diligent as leaves, synthesis
of a nature well grounded and green. 
Through the valleys of a gracing sky,
within the whirling of a wind.  
As beams had touched down gracefully,
as we to were immersed and free
through the clouds of seamless white. 
Seeing shadows that chase the morning sun, 
now as the sum of everything. As precipices
passing of time. As those few changeling skies 
that reckon of the gone since, of what we owe. 
To breathe. To fly. To flow, to flowi

by   :iconlumenartist:  LumenArtist


Fourfold BeauMountains are born from Earthly convergence,
Crashing turbulent winds and catching fallen snow,
For water is patient, but water is nervous,
Never still for a moment in its cyclic flow,
I'll memorize the value in my imagination
So I can paint every flake from the top of my head,
And recall distant mountains and their blueish gradation,
As you glimpse far art, into the hearts of the dead,
Born by Earth, water, wind: after a bellow it strikes,
In the mountains where cold Boreas snuffs out the sunrise,
The lightning is heat, thereby the fire is life,
First mastered by wonderment in the Sapian's eyes,
Yet fire will die, or scourge the seeds of the dirt,
Life is an elemental gift, but Death is the price,
Death by drowning, burning, storm, even the quaking of Earth,
A disease as dubious as rolling whimsical dice,
Seems so peculiar, this double edged blade,
That are the four ancient bases to all of the world,
In which to every living thing, their entwined like a braid,  
Of mother nature'

by  :iconcoraajna:  coraajna

To check out all the AWESOME entries, check here:   BEST OF Challenge #8- An Elemental Literature ChalHello everyone!
Sorry for the delay in this announcement.  Every piece submitted was AWESOME! Making this choice very difficult.
I want to thank everyone who participated.  You guys came up with some incredible words!
Without further ado, I give you, the BEST OF our 8th Challenge- Elemental Literature.

by   :iconlumenartist:  LumenArtist

by  :iconcoraajna:  coraajna
Challenge #9 will be announced soon.  Stayed tuned for that! :heart:
Challenge #8 will continue with the theme of The Elements (earth, water, air and fire), but this challenge is all about words. We want you to write something about The Elements!
-leave us a comment in this journal with a link to your creation.
-mention (or link) this challenge in the comments of your deviation.
-this can be poetry or prose, and must fit the theme.
-the deadline is 7/3/15 for this challenge.
We will pick two deviations to be featured in ou
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Neo128 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Hey, I submitted a Poem for the 2014 contest and I was wondering why it hasn't been accepted yet?
prettyflour Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been accepted.  :)
Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
barbzzp Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for accepting me! :D (Big Grin)  & happy new year! :D (Big Grin) Heart 
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