#9Realms Norse-themed Short Poetry Competition Results

5 Jun

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I am delighted to be able to announce the results of the final Norse-Inspired poetry competition which was run across our Indiegogo campaign in May. Competition leader Viking Jim C. Mackintosh has now decided upon his winner and his runners up. Many congratulations go to  ARTHUR SLEEP,  SUSAN PURR and ROB MCCARTHY Big thanks goes to everyone who took part across the three weekends of Jim’s competitions. Your contributions and creativity were much appreciated! 





Arthur Sleep- @ThePoetryThumb


Kvasir the wise
Saliva of gods
Blood drained
Mixed with honey
The Mead of Poetry
Into the mouths of men
Odin’s revenge came


and runners-up :


Susan Purr- @SusanPurr


stares deeper
into the serpent’s eye

coiling around
my chest
as stolen breath
ignites the sky

a fury
holding back
my death


Rob McCarthy- @RobCodbiter


Wolf-weather now.
Sky-candle snuffed.

In raven-light,
iron-hearted, man-slaying
Odin strides,~
who can never die.


Many congratulations to the three poets above. An event DVD will wing it’s way to you in September Arthur, and I shall also be in contact with the runners up.


Here are a few more favourites:


He goes away often.
She waits,
crying tears red as sunset,
precious as gold.
She knows
he enriches himself
with her sorrow.
he is the thunder
& lightning hammering
in her veins
a divine love
between earth
& sky
each kiss birthing
fields of gold.


Thanks to everyone who entered any of our competitions across the 30 days.  You made our campaign so much more creative and dynamic!

My wholehearted thanks also goes to Kate, Jamie, Shirley and Jim for being such great competition leaders and for being so supportive of and active within the campaign.

3 Responses to “#9Realms Norse-themed Short Poetry Competition Results”

  1. Brenna Layne June 6, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    This collaboration just keeps getting richer and richer!

  2. Jane Dougherty June 6, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Wonderful poems, and great choice of winners, Jim!

  3. Gill O June 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    Fantastic poems, all of them. Congratulations to the poets, the judge and for the competition idea in the first place.

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