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Portrait Contest
I have noted members of the club and I have selected four visual art pices from their galleries and for this contest, you will write a poem about those pieces!
RULES: They must have a minimum of 10 lines and please don't exceed 35-40 lines. Poems are due March 29, 2006, CST!
Good luck!
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Literature
Dark Poetry II
All Hallow's Eve by Deadpoet-16
This eve the full moon hangs like an eye
Bloody red in the dark sable sky,
Around my room the lamplight flutters,
Casting flickering demons 'pon my walls,
Their howls the banging window shutters
In the wind the lamplight stutters
Caught in the light the velvet drapes
Cast ghostly ghastly unthinkable shapes
And so real these things in seeming
Tree-branch claws at the window;
Dark demons in vicious scheming
That I can scarce sleep for fear of dreaming
All Hallow's Eve is rising
Full of dark and grim suprising
Full of ancient mischief, guile and cunning;
Come witches, demons, goblins, trolls
Each one our narrow minds and senses stunning
Keep bright the lanterns this night; the darkness shunning
All Hallow's Eve is coming.
A girl named Apnea by Nyasa
Apnea is necrotrophic, thanatogamic;
even her laconic glare can tear
hands off oblivious clocks,
later wrapped in guising flower stems
and concealed under her deathbed,
sometimes returned
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Dark Poetry Contest II
Hello! It's about time we had another contest eh? So since the "day of the dead," is coming up, here's a "dark" contest! Here are the guidelines:
Write a poem that has a dark feel to it, or describe a spooky situtation. Just something meant to either chill the reader or jump the reader out of their seat. We all do love a good horror poem. ^___________^
It should be longer than 10 lines. No limit on how long, but don't make it ridiculously long, like 50 lines, around 25-30 should be suffcient. The piece must not be one you already have on DA, only afterwards can it be upload.
The due date for all submissions it 10-17-05 at 12:00 P.M. CST.
Good luck! :)
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'Saying goodbye...' ENTRIES
I Saw her Dance BY: Deadpoet-16
I saw her dancing there
Many years before, but it is still bright
In my mind's eye:
Her blue dress ripples with the music
Rushing in and out like the waves on the shore
And she took my breath away.
All night to her my lonely eyes would stray,
Her pale face shone among her raven hair
She was a star in the night
A diamond on a coal face.
I sat and watched her still as the pink sun rose
Until I could bear it no more
And I walked uncertainly to her side
Saying goodbye to caution, to sanity, to fear
And waving hello to hope, to chance, to love
I asked her to dance once again, so we danced
To the triumphant birds singing the dawn chorus
While early morning car horns sounded in celebration
on the walkaway BY: angeljunkie
say goodbye to summer rain
childhood games and peter pan dreams
put away the treasured things
of all-night diners and
road trips in the dark
forget the words of
truth love freedom happiness
and someone just like you
bani
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Saying Goodbye waving hello
Hello everyone! Welcome to our new contest!
The poem here is, "Saying goodbye, waving hello."
Basically, your saying good bye to something, and then you move on. Whether it's bye bye to your vacation and hello to school, it's whatever!
The catch: You must actually have a line that litterallysays good bye, and literally waves hello.
It must be no longer than 35 lines
You must submit your contest entries in a note and please do not submit your poem as a deviation to DA until the contest is over and the winners have been announced.
The poem cannot be one that is already on DA.
Deadline for this contest will be midnight CST, Saturday, Sept. 10th.  
Good luck everyone!
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Literature
Summer Poetry Contest: Entries
Beach Girls by Kagey-chan
She had waterlogged skin
She never seemed to dry out
Just sitting there in the sun
Wet and shining
A perfect golden brown
While I was the dusty girl
Floating in the wind
White as new fallen snow
Turning into a perfect lobster red
And I stare at her golden tan
Wondering how she kissed the sun
Me, blending into the white beach sand
Watched faithfully the golden idol
Though everything else about her
Remains un-extraordinarily plain
On her multi-colored towel
Surrounded by chatting friends
Our eyes met briefly over the dunes
Both the same hue
Green Blue…
But each jewel was framed
By skin of ivory and of gold
The difference between
Me and the Beach Girl
First Day of Summer by CrustyMuffin
I wake apon this greatful morn,
a scent lingers in the air.
I hear children laughing,
and the music from the fair.
I rise and look outside
on this first summer day,
watching the icecream trucks,
and the young kids play.
Oh! How I do love
the splashing in th
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Literature
Summer Poetry Contest
Hello everyone! Welcome to our new contest!
The poem here will be written about... Summer! Since Summer is here(for some of us) I thought we should do a summer-esque type poem, ya?
The poem must be about summer; whether what you plan to do or a favorite memory, or whether your stuck in summmer school, whatever! It must be no longer than 35 lines
You must submit your contest entries in a note and please do not submit your poem as a deviation to DA until the contest is over and the winners have been announced.
The poem cannot be one that is already on DA.
Deadline for this contest will be midnight CST, Saturday, May 14th.  
Good luck everyone!
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Literature
Valentine's Day Contest Result
1st Place: Lost your eyes into the night By :devbifr0st
The first of nights with summer sky
with singing hearts and joyful souls.
When the sun don't leave the heavens
but stay there to illuminate a world of bliss.
Through a purple mist I saw you come
towards me 'cross the flowers and grass.
An angel who lost his crystal wings
but kept his grace and dignity.
Eyes can meet in many ways
but not as yours and mine.
Because eyes can't sparkle as yours did
and cannot both burn and caress the skin.
And all I knew was my heart pounding
and all I felt was my eyes watering.
If love can be, then that was it
I know you felt it too.
So how came you didn't reach me?
How could you be lost in the purple mist?
An angel who got his wings back
and flew into the brilliant sky.
And all I hope now is for you
to come back to me and bring me with you.
I'm nor hurting neither crying,
because I'm filled with a warm shade of red.
And I know I both got something and lost something,
when I lost your eyes
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Literature
Valentines Contest
Lost your eyes into the night By bifr0st
The first of nights with summer sky
with singing hearts and joyful souls.
When the sun don't leave the heavens
but stay there to illuminate a world of bliss.
Through a purple mist I saw you come
towards me 'cross the flowers and grass.
An angel who lost his crystal wings
but kept his grace and dignity.
Eyes can meet in many ways
but not as yours and mine.
Because eyes can't sparkle as yours did
and cannot both burn and caress the skin.
And all I knew was my heart pounding
and all I felt was my eyes watering.
If love can be, then that was it
I know you felt it too.
So how came you didn't reach me?
How could you be lost in the purple mist?
An angel who got his wings back
and flew into the brilliant sky.
And all I hope now is for you
to come back to me and bring me with you.
I'm nor hurting neither crying,
because I'm filled with a warm shade of red.
And I know I both got something and lost something,
when I lost your eyes into the nigh
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Literature
Valentine's Day Contest
Hello! It's about time we had another contest eh? Well, to kick off the upcoming Valentines Day, here's a Love contest! Eh, don't groan loners and don't swoon lovers. Here are the guidelines:
Write a poem describing something you love...BUT it must be dedicated to what you love. It does not have to be a person. If you love cookies, write about your love of cookies!  It doesn't have to be a crush, it can be anything, but the poem should be dedicating your love to whatever. It should be longer than 10 lines. No limit on how long, but don't make it ridiculously long, like 50 lines, around 25-30 should be suffcient. The piece must not be one you already have on DA, only afterwards can it be upload.
The due date for all submissions it 2-11-05 at 10:00 P.M. CST.
Good luck! :)
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Literature
Mystery Poem Tie-Breaker
The Guidelines by janon
A figure standing lonely,
curves silent in a pit,
from a room through a door
this silence move.
dark it turns, soft its ride,
the wind is notion and time,
silent lines, with no sound,
a mass and volume,
is there a soul ore mind?
Curves that play with silence,
they never know the eyes upon them.
White pale snow are there tips
as the night thy unveil my mystery.
Floating in the tedious,
dark journey into the abyss,
floating curves are upon her,
a saint or just humane?

Oil flowers to butterfly beauties by Kagey-chan
Spiders down the spine
Leave their little foot prints
Up and down your arms
A bumpy marching line
Eyes so wide they might break
As they stare unabashed
Your mouth's making fog on the glass
That keeps you from its ancientness
Timeless sentiments keep beating you over the head
Could you die from emotion overload?
I'd like to think it's possibly so
Especially in the way that you keep staring
Your feet are like two giant t
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Literature
Mystery Poem Entries
Untitled by WishingZoey
Sculpted with skill
Perfect and crisp
Tangibly untouchable
Makes me throw fits
One of life's goals
Need to know it's true
Spiders crawling down my spine
Shivers caused by you
Another day wasted
Never saw that perfection
It's not the kind you find
In the beverage section
Hard work pays off
As we all have seen
Hundreds a day
Your new trainer is me
Just to watch
Reach out my hand
To feel that precision
Under your command
My head tells me yes
My heart tells me no
You do that for attention
Pull it off just for show
Chemistry isn't a science
That you only learn in labs
I hope to someday
To touch Usher Raymond's abs

Creeping Around by isilme
Her reflection was soft
Gazing to the mirror
She was almost the doll
With her dark curly hair meeting her lovely dress
And small hands located on the table
As if it'd be the last time she'd apparel
The random strucking of the clock
The racket of the city
Told her that time was running out
She had
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Literature
Mystery Poem Contest
Hello, welcome to the "mystery," contest!
Write a poem describing an item, and in the few last lines of the poem, you can tell us what it is, or if you perfer, just leave us guessing. It does not have to be an object; it may be a person, animal, car, emotion, whatever. Use your imagnination and creativty. It should be longer than 10 lines. No limit on how long, but don't make it ridiculously long, like 50 lines. around 25-30 should be suffcient. The guidlines to the previous contests apply; the piece must not be one on DA, only afterwards can it be upload.
The due date for all submissions it 9-27-04 at 10:00 P.M. CST.
Good luck! :)
P.S. I forgot to say the guidlines were the same as the last contest. I was in a hurry >.
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Literature
Why Do? Contest Winners
1st Place"Questions to a Young Lady With The World On Her Mind" by johnhawks
Why do I break down to my knees
when your reciting words to me
that you read once in a story
about a young lady?
Why did her back stiffen
when his hand was on her lips,
silencing the words
that accidentally slipped.
Why do you cling to the memory
of childish things long past?
Why do you lose sight of your true lover,
but to me you hold fast?
Why do I let you do
those things you do to me;
things that return to haunt me
or comfort me in dreams.
Why do you turn the lights off
when I'm outside thinking?
Why do you forget me?
Why do you wear your ring?
Why do you think you fool me
into loving you
by speaking to me sweetly
and telling me the truth?
Why do I ask you questions
that I never fully end?
Why do you put up with me
when I'm so quick to defend.
Why do I feel I need you
though you tell me that I don't?
Why do I feel I'm drowning
whenever I'm alone?

2nd PlaceThe Answer by :devlost-mis
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Love Always
My heart cries when you are not around,
There is no breath, i hear no sound.
I desire to feel your warm embrace,
my heart slowly stops then begins to race.
Your voice, like the wind that gently flows by,
Your soul like a distant hum of a bird's cry.
Around you i begin to understand,
Natures soft, sweet, and gentle command.
I want you to take me as your own,
to assure i will never be alone.
I love you more than words can say,
and i always want it to be this way.
Because i love you always...
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Seeing The Sign of Your Love.
I'm sitting here beside you,
A bit sad
From reflecting my memories.
Past loves,
All broken,
But you... seem to take it all away.
You run the back of your hand over my cheek,
And I lean against it,
Relishing the touch of your skin against mine.
I close my eyes,
And recall the sweetened afternoons,
Which I spent with you,
Playing,
Talking,
Laughing.
I open my eyes,
To find you looking at me,
With a gentle smile in your eyes.
I wanly return the smile,
And giggle softly.
I tilt my face to the warming sunset,
As you bow you head down,
So that your lips may meet,
The gentle brush of mine.
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Heartbeat of the Eagle
Up on the cliff
Eyes wide open
I see it, I hear it
My senses are stronger
I'm lighter, I'm higher
Holding the wind in my wings
I feel it, I smell it
My heartbeat is quicker
I run in the air
Soaring with the clouds
Down I fall
Greeting the earth,
Heading towards the water,
the expanse of life.
My wings are drawn close
My claws are outstretched
I grasp, I dig
My meal in my fist.
I open my wings
Victory is mine
I climb towards my rock
Upwards I go
I stretch open the flesh
I eat greedily
Then I look from the cliff
Eyes wide open.
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74 - Rock Paper Scissors
I am the fire leaping from the night...
Tempting you to join me here,
Hypnotizing you come near,
Lashing out at your kind soul,
Water destroys all my control...
I am the ever tricky water...
Filling every pore I find,
Flowing past the water line,
Fighting now to keep you low,
But now to air I let you go...
I am the weightless hopeless air...
Yielding space for you to fly,
Even though you wont know why,
Lighter that you care to feel,
But Earth it beats me just to steal...
I am the Earth beneath your feet...
Making your way as hard as I can,
Doing so since I began,
Providing home for alive and dead,
Yet fire burns, and leaves me bled...
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Literature
Witch Hunt
There she waits, strung up amongst the wood
The final flight for this damned phoenix
Mocking crowd to purify their friend
Their spite rains down on her sullen face
A crowd seeking redemption from God
She can only weep her bitter tears
Secret fetish practiced in the shade
Brought to light with the whites of her eyes
Closed eared to her pleas
Save us from her sins
Once friends, now turned cold
Progeny taught hate
Crucifix suspends around her neck
Radiating red from newborn scorn
Silence broken, tasted by the flames
This life condemned to live in ruin
Ethereal encounters tempt her past
Nefarious nature, she sought last
Drawn to the flame for her occult lore
Filthy name, wear color of black, whore
Switch to a new cloth
A black made of ash
Return to the earth
Crucifix remains
Let glory fall upon this sacred night
Let fire purify all of her wrongs
Pilled high, an alter to purify
So cruel a fate, so fitting an end
Call out to her demon, reveal her sorority
This flesh no more
Smoldering ashes
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Redemption - The Nameless
Walk down the street in the old town
and there will be the man.
Look closely and maybe
you will see the man.
Entranced by his aura of
filth, despair, hatred, anger.
Just pass by before the mesh
of his misery haunts your path.
Throng walk on, clipping their footsteps short,
but still he can feel their lurid stares.
He stands before the mass
raising his head –
monarch of the street.
People no longer stare, but look
at the eyes of the nameless
as he walks into the fire.
Flame caresses and cloaks him,
blinding him from the crowd,
who look on, silent and scared.
The blaze recedes and the man emerges.
Fire still clings to his body
as he moves down the street,
beautiful and fresh and unscarred,
searching for new eyes.
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Violet Lust
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Violet Lust
Invisible fingers caress my lips
as I playfully swing, spread wings, take flight.
The breeze carries me on perfumed feathers,
while dewdrops shine, golden in honey light.
Creeping through canopies, rays watch intent,
as branches dance to the chime of laughter.
Bathe together in purple-veined petals,
Violet unfolds like eons hereafter.
This flower bed, found in woods, majestic,
bloom in moist meadows, \'neath mother\'s kind care,
yet here in passion-wrought dream garden, is
where lust-coloured heart shapes burgeon most fair.

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promise and glass polish
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Playing Outside
Playing outside, the children scream
With delight and fright,
Jumping and rolling in the grass
I sit in the shade,
Mumbling to myself
They will all grow up,
Move out, grow old.
Their adoration for after-school games,
Cookies, punch and grass stains,
Will be replaced with prejudice,
Against each other, the world,
"Uncool" things.
They will polish their leather boots,
And complain infinitely,
Of lack of any material thing.
Their screaming will then echo,
The same as heard today,
But it will be of selfishness,
Of pursuit of things in vain.
Yet eventually they will realize
No matter how well-polished their shoes,
Their screams all sound the same,
And their faces are not so different.
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Welcome to Mocha's Poetry Cafe, the last owner was :iconunheard-voice:!

Your manager is :iconsilvermidnightcross:

Your co-manager is :iconcrustymuffin:

Your staff members are: :iconangeljunkie: :iconlifeeternal13: :iconsic-blackgoat: :iconspokenaubade:

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What's been going on with the club?

SilverMidnightCross here! Sorry the club was dead for so long, I was in the midst of college finals. BUT IT'S OVER YAY! *throws her books in the air*

Now, onto the club news.

We have a War competition alert! Scroll down to "Wars," and read what the theme is. When you have written a poem for the contest, send to me and I will post up all entries and everyone will vote on the best one.

I'm killing the workshop, Hardly anyone sends in poems and no one critiques them. So I'm going to try a different workshop. Please read the rules under "Workshop gallery."

Also, contest wise, I'm blank. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment here.

Also, member's list has been updated.

Krista Aya S.

CONTEST UPDATE

I have cancelled it. New one coming soon.

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War

"Ready the inkwells and sharpen our quills! My fellow poets, for we head towards a word war!" - Kagey-chan

We are at WAR!

The Club Wars begin February 25, 2006. For the Field of SKILLS: deadline is on MAY 30, 2006. Send your club's best work of art

FOR THE FIELD OF CHALLENGE, participating club must submit an entry which best interprets the theme:


"...and it was good."

</b>Deadline is also on MAY 30 2006.</b>


:winner: PARTNER CONTEST :winner:
:trophy: 1st place: Telltale Marks by Kagey-chan & DarkWarlord10k
:trophy: 2nd place: The Soldier's Wife by SpokenAubade & oopswrongcookie

Open Office

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Let's welcome our newest members!

Newest Members

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** i reorganized the members' list to be a little more user friendly. if you want to check it out you can find it here: poetrycafe.deviantart.com/jour…. if you aren't on the list and should be, or want to join, just send us a note and i'll get it squared away for you ^-^

-angeljunkie
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:coffeemachine: ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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CONGRATULATIONS!

:winner: PARTNER CONTEST :winner:
:trophy: 1st place: Telltale Marks by Kagey-chan & DarkWarlord10k
:trophy: 2nd place: The Soldier's Wife by SpokenAubade & oopswrongcookie

:winner: DARK POETRY CONTEST II :winner:
:trophy: 1st place: A girl named Apnea by  Nyasa
:trophy: 2nd place: All Hallow's Eve by Deadpoet-16

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED

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WORKSHOP Gallery</u>
:gallery: The workshop is closed.

RULES
You will send us one poem from DA(No full view.), and each week, we'll pick two and post them up as deviations and every week, two new poems go up. Send in your poetry FRIDAY and on Sunday evening, we will post the new deviation. Once you have a poem featured in the deviation, you must wait two weeks before you may send another poem. It will be a "First come, First serve," basis. If everything goes well, we may increase it to four, we shall see.

1. Send us a non-full view link to your poem. Full view links will be discarded.

2. The first two poems sent via note will be selected

3. Poems will be feature Sun-Sat.

4. If your poem is featured, you must let two weeks pass before you can submit again.

5. The week we have a contest, workshop galleries will be closed and will re-open when the contest is over.
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Chatroom</u>
I have created a chatroom! It's #PoetCafe (Someone took Poetrycafe.) So come on in and chat away!

PLEASE READ THE RULES! they can be found here.

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Here at Poetry Cafe, we take pride at being an active community. We hold contests on a bi-weekly basis generally, among other group activities. We also have a quick response time: You won't go weeks without hearing from us, and most notes are responded to within a day.

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staff: :iconangeljunkie: :iconlifeeternal13:

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sodosaur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YO
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saykha Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Writer
Hi :wave:

Umm, is this club still active?
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mystery-curious Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
well u have written loads of poem hey.....really good mann if u can.. visit my page too i have entered only 2 poems though....jus entered deviant..i have loads to do cya friend
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DarkWarlord10k Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Writer
Stop being dead!!
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ultravox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Artist
Hello friends :wave:
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nukirk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Is this club alive?
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mochashello Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006   Writer
It's nice to see the club still going strong! Thanks for keeping it alive! :clap: I miss this place and will try to drop in more often. Hopefully I'll catch the next contest and get back in the swing of things. I haven't written in ages and I feel the urge to get back to it! Take care guys! Love ya!
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kimoz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
how can I join?
and do you submit prose too or only poetry?
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poetrycafe Featured By Owner May 11, 2006   Writer
Also, only poetry, sorry!
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