Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)
''Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light'' (Madeleine L'Engle). There is no light without darkness. There is no darkness without light. The symbolism of light and darkness has been used in many art forms throughout history. It's the coexistence of opposites, the battle of good vs evil. Though for some it is the light that they fear, and they find comfort in the anonymity of the dark...
We're inviting you to write a thought-provoking poem, inspired by this theme, which is open for interpretation...
Closing Date: 31st March 2017
Rules - Free to enter - Open to over 18's - One entry per person - No line limit (within reason) - No restrictions on poetic style or form
How to enter
Upload: You can upload your entry directly to us using our online upload page. Remember to fill in all fields.
Email: You can email your 'Light and Darkness' poem to email@example.com, including your name and address. Make sure you include 'Light and Darkness' in the subject line.
Post: Send your entry form, along with your name and address to: 'Light and Darkness', Remus House, Coltsfoot Drive, Woodston, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 9BF
Forward Poetry's ethos has always been to act as a bridge to publication rather than a barrier. This, along with our passion for poetry and creative writing, has seen a humble family business evolve into the biggest publisher of new poetry in the world. We understand that poetry is subjective, that everyone writes in a different style and that what one person can love, another can hate! Our collections showcase a variety of themes, writing styles and poets from all walks of life. They are carefully edited and compiled to celebrate and complement the craft that all of our contributors enjoy poetry.
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