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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.

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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!

Admins

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:

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Good evening everyone,

I am please to announce the winners of our Summer Mini Contest!

After looking over the entries, the fabulous :iconhermionefrost: and I decided to switch things up a bit. We normally have one winner and two honorable mentions but...  we had two entries that we couldn't choose between, so we will have two winners and one honorable mention.

Our winners are:

GreyI walked by the ocean on a slate-grey day, when sea and sky were interchangeable
Alone in winter’s chill, I walked for miles without meeting another soul
When I look into your eyes, I re-live that day
But in the rewind, you are with me, and the grey has the slightest touch of cornflower blue
We are ghosts, now, together until the end of all things
This is our beach, these are our days
This is our time
  by :iconnobodynothingnowhere:

and

BlueBlue the waves and blue's the tide,
Blue's the world and small and wide,
Blue the tears that I have cried:
Thoughts crossing my mind.
I am dreaming seas of blue,
Blue are all my déjà-vus.
I am wondering just who
Doesn't dream in blue?
Many thoughts crossing my mind,
Tears in blue that I have cried,
Blue's the world and small and wide:
Reaching waves and tide.
 by :iconjessisfinallydeviant:


Our honorable mention goes to:

Deep Velvet BlueNight was not black
But deep velvet blue
Pinhole stars shone
Through its cloth
Insinuations of what
Brightness might be
On the other side
Of darkness
We listened for the
Night birds’ songs
As stars twinkled
Mourned the passing
Of that beautiful blue
At sun’s rising
Fading finally
Into cerulean
 by :iconbark:


Picture Prompt Winner is:

Neb-Storm      :iconneb-storm:


Congratulations to all the winners and THANK YOU to everyone who participated!!!
We are pleased to announce the winners of :iconauthors-club:'s Cicadas, Coconuts, Commitments Contest.

1st place winner is:

Hook, Line and SinkerI dreamt of a girl beyond the water. Above the green glass sea, she dangled her feet, threw out her gaze to ripple along the surface, and waited. Her words fell like fishing lines, diving and cutting through the mosaics of blues and greens, slipping under my skin as hooks. Her tongue was a reel, tugging me faintly upwards, flying through fluid blurs and crashing into a planisphere of ivory laced clouds, golden sands, a pair of mahogany eyes. It’s funny, how falling in love with her was just like drowning in air, feeling gills shiver and water drip, the distant cries of seagulls reminding me how vulnerable I am this side of the glass. Falling in love with her was just like leaping upstream, tumbling into the dark branches of mangrove trees and seeing their roots, my branches, splinter through the horizon.
And she embraced me like a fishing net, fingers coarse as rope. Between her tightly circled arms, I saw squares of the night sky, slivers of stars and somehow I could almost conv


by :iconxxi-feel-infinitexx:  @xxxi-feel-infinitexx


2nd place winner is:

Beach Ball with a BubbleBeach Ball with a Bubble
13-8-14
Butterflies spin out of cruise control as they hover above the flowers marking the end of the path. The odd lazy monarch spirals dizzily over the heated sand catching a wave or two before coming back to the flowered shore.
Out on the beach the ants get lost among the grains until their ticklish feet touch tired toes. Mainly they are ignored; left to do their own business and go about their way, lost to any world but their own.
Close to the shore where the air mixes a boy blows bubbles; soap spiralling sluggishly from the wand. Surfing monarchs mingle with whimsical bubbly balls that drift out of control on the heat only to pop when pushed against air pressure. Those closer to the ground gently touch ant-feet before lifting towards the sky again.
Bubbles spiral forth from the wishing wand as waves suck the earth from beneath the boy’s feet. Butterflies bounce off the glistening balls, ants waving them lazily along.
In the war of the w


by :iconmagicaljoey:  MagicalJoey



3rd place winner is:

The NecklaceI rested my arms and head on the boat railing, trying not to get sick. The waves were rougher than an offroad drive.
Keep your eye on land, dad said. But God tilted the horizon back and forth, as if a pinball game was being played. Puerto Vallarta lit up and distant cars turned on their headlights. I could see club and bar signs from here.
We were going back to tourist central. A few jet skis were still out and a couple passed by. I watched some muscleman smiling in his moment of rented freedom. Then the cornrowed American girl behind him opened her vest and flashed me.
Covering my blushed face, I got up and walked over to the helm. The orange sky marked the end of our fishing run and we were on our way back with a full haul. My dad chuckled, “Get a free show did you?”
I looked down at the half-dry floor, “You saw that?”
“Those were fake.”
“Dad!”
“What? Summer is like a 3-month spring break here. Besides, I only like the real


by :iconhalfloner:   Halfloner


Congratulations to all of the winners and I highly encourage you to check out the entries!  You can find them here:

Cicadas, Coconuts, Commitments III ResultsAuthors-Club proudly presents:
Let's reminisce about what our jubilant contest was all about:
"No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa"
(From this day, from this night, forever more)

"It's that time of year when we bask in the warm summer sun, sip dainty drinks, and do the things we've waited months to do. I can almost smell summer! Can you hear the cicadas chirp? Lather yourself up with coconut butter and get your shades because you are about to join the Ho`olaule`a!"
What did we ask you to do?
Select one of the six images below to use as your muse. After plenty of imagining, utilizing the image for inspiration: sights, sounds, smells, touches, tastes we challenge you to create a poem or short story based off of that one photograph.


~~~
Cicadas, Coconuts, & Commitments Ancestry
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:iconneb-storm:
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?
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been accepted.  :)
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:iconneb-storm:
Neb-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
:)
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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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PoetBoi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks on behalf of #PoetryVSTheWorld for featuring this month's winners.
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