z
  • Home

Young Writers Society


We cling to music, to poems, to quotes, to writing, to art because we desperately do not want to be alone. We want to know we aren't going crazy and someone else out there knows exactly how you're feeling. --comelywords


  • We may or may not have already planned our next three dates
    Hijinks wrote:
    Spoiler! :
    adflkjrdjkf the adrenaline of a new crush is stupidly addicting every single time,,, like somehow it never gets old

    in totally unrelated news, a girl that I've known for less than a month is taking a 2.5 hour bus ride to come watch a children's musical because I'm going to be in the sound booth of said musical. not even remotely on stage. and you know what she said regarding that? "every time a curtain goes up it's basically you performing"—which technically speaking I don't think actually has any sort of interpretable meaning but the vibes of it are sljkfdjs

    and then afterwards (at like 9:00 PM) we're going out for a "brunch" that we've been planning to reschedule for a couple weeks

    and then she's sleeping over and I'm going to drive her to the bus station in the morning

    it's fine I'm so fine

    Link to original comment


    Euphory oh my god this is so wholesome :')
    May 18, 2024

  • April 29th PCrewPick

    Image

    Aaaand the (belated) #PCrewPick for April 29th is the poem me and you, you and me by @APoltergeist. I cannot ever resist a poem with some good outer space imagery, and this poem is no exception. Poltergeist's poem depicts a love triangle (love square?) between the sun, the moon, the stars, and the earth. The way that they take very human feelings and portray them on a much larger-than-human scale creates an intense, dramatic effect that I loved. Here is a pair of my favourite lines:
    mischievous stars, who led on the sun,
    but could not stop from falling in love with the moon.


    Go give the rest of Poltergeist's thread a read here! And check out previous #PCrewPicks from this month in The PCrewPick Hall of Fame! There have been so many gems written this month. #NaPo24

  • April 22nd PCrewPick

    Image

    The (belated) #PCrewPick for April 22nd is @TheSilverFox's poem qomolangma. The poem is a critique of the mountain-climbing industry of Mount Everest, and TheSilverFox simultaneously conveys an interesting and important message while incorporating some beautiful imagery. Take these lines, for instance:
    it tears itself apart and remakes itself constantly,
    water freezing and ice melting, shattering rocks,
    winds picking up all the pieces and hurling them
    down cliff-faces,


    So good! Go give the rest of TheSilverFox's thread, carnival funhouse mirror, a read here! And while you're at it, don't forget to check out previous #PCrewPicks from this month in The PCrewPick Hall of Fame! #NaPo24

  • Spoiler! :
    adflkjrdjkf the adrenaline of a new crush is stupidly addicting every single time,,, like somehow it never gets old

    in totally unrelated news, a girl that I've known for less than a month is taking a 2.5 hour bus ride to come watch a children's musical because I'm going to be in the sound booth of said musical. not even remotely on stage. and you know what she said regarding that? "every time a curtain goes up it's basically you performing"—which technically speaking I don't think actually has any sort of interpretable meaning but the vibes of it are sljkfdjs

    and then afterwards (at like 9:00 PM) we're going out for a "brunch" that we've been planning to reschedule for a couple weeks

    and then she's sleeping over and I'm going to drive her to the bus station in the morning

    it's fine I'm so fine


    LadyMysterio Good luckkkl
    May 1, 2024


    Avian "in totally unrelated news" you say.
    May 1, 2024

  • Big Brother wrote:Hi YWS! Quick PSA on Reporting!

    The "Contact Mods" button currently is not working as intended, so messages sent via "Contact Mods" are not coming through for the time-being.

    If you see something you'd like to report, you are encouraged to send a PM to an Active Moderator from our Junior Moderator, Global Moderator, or Administrator team.

    Things you may want to report include... Review Spam, Possible AI Reviews, Harassment, or if any user is making you feel threatened or uncomfortable. Responding to these reports can sometimes take a little time as our moderators come to a consensus on what ought to be done; but we always take reports seriously and try to let the reporter know that their report has been handled when we can. More about this process and how to report can be found here .

    Thank you!

    Link to original comment

  • April 28th PCrewPick

    Image

    Today's #PCrewPick is the poem Sketch by @Liminality. This poem takes a good look at the messiness and imperfection that is often a necessary part of the creation process. (Very timely, as NaPo draws to a close!) In the second stanza, Lim draws a connection between this process and the process of creating friendships and relationships. I found the poem to be really thought provoking—and overall it has a calm, steady energy that is very enjoyable.

    This has to be my favourite line:
    the muted energy of drawing on a rainy day.


    Go give the rest of Lim's thread a read! She's written so many amazing structured poems that cover an impressively wide variety of themes. And check out previous #PCrewPicks from this month in The PCrewPick Hall of Fame! #NaPo24


    Liminality Aw thanks for the shout-out, Hijinks! :')
    Apr 28, 2024


  • herbalhour
    Apr 28, 2024

    hey hijinks! could i use some of your lines from your napo thread for a poem? (with credit, of course!!)


    Hijinks go for it! <3
    Apr 28, 2024

  • April 21st PCrewPick

    Image


    Today's #PCrewPick is backtracking by @Apricity. This poem may be only three lines long, but the image that she centers the poem around is so strong.

    there are acres of light
    on my desk, and i am a kaleidoscope of everything
    that is wrong with me.


    I love the juxtaposition of something vast and uncontainable (acres of light) with something very small and contained (a kaleidoscope). I am continuously impressed by people who are able to write concisely in a way that still is so emotive, and Apricity has definitely achieved that here. Go give the rest of her thread a read! And check out previous #PCrewPicks from this month in The PCrewPick Hall of Fame! Don't forget that you can spread the poetry love and shoutout other people's poems using the hashtag ThePeoplesPick, as well. #NaPo24

  • genetically modified organisms <— case in point
    phantasm wrote:
    FireEyes wrote:pomegranates are the most poetic fruit

    Link to original comment

    Link to original comment


    Quillfeather Any chance for this masterpiece to be brought back to life must be taken gmo
    Apr 20, 2024

  • Spoken word !!
    EllieMae wrote:Image

    Hey friends! We are about half way through april- which means we are also halfway through the Spoken Word/Visual Poetry Contest! As we get closer towards the end of the month, now is the time to continue working on your amazing poems and getting ready to submit them to the contest thread. The thread is open all month for submissions. I am definitely getting pretty close to submitting some of my own poems as well and I can’t wait to see all of yours!

    I wanted to post some #SpokenWord2024 tips to help you get started with creating visual and spoken word poetry!

    I found this video to be really informative and helpful in learning some different forms of visual poetry. If you are looking for some new methods to experiment, I definitely recommend taking a peek at that.

    And if you are looking for some inspiration to write and record spoken word poems, I recommend checking out the Button Poetry Youtube channel. I do not have the words to express how much I love this organization. So many of their poems have touched me deeply and are really the reason I got into slam poems and spoken word poemns in the first place.

    I wanted to take a moment to say that I am blown away by all of the incrediblke NaPo poems I have been able to read so far this month! I have also seen some incredible visual poetry published, that I wanted to take some time to acknowledge and shoutout!

    Heart Fragment Search by @WeepingWisteria

    Something vain & something beautiful by @herbalhour

    City skyline by @Spearmint

    Stairs by @LuminescentAnt

    And so many more! I encourage all of you to submit your amazing poems to the contest!! If anyone has any questions (or wants to collab with me on a poem) don't hesitate to reach out!!

    #NaPo2024

    Link to original comment


  • 22Midnight
    Apr 15, 2024

    hi


    Hijinks hello!
    Apr 17, 2024

  • April 14th PCrewPick

    Today's #PCrewPick is a poem by @GengarIsBestBoy called The Turtle who was Raised by Deer! If "petrichor", "insipid" and "cervine" are some of your favourite words, like me, then you're sure to love this poem. Using an unusual combination of forest and underwater imagery, Gengar has created some intensely vivid and poignant descriptions. There are so many beautiful sound devices like assonance and alliteration throughout the poem, as well, especially in the closing couplet:
    the turtle will always look past the trees
    and long for the scent of the sea


    Go give the rest of Gengar's poem (and thread) a read! And check out other #PCrewPicks in The PCrewPick Hall of Fame! Don't forget that you can spread the poetry love and shoutout other people's poems using the hashtag ThePeoplesPick, as well. #NaPo24


  • herbalhour
    Apr 9, 2024

    jinxy

  • My fave NaPo event! shh don't tell the other events I said that There are still half a dozen spots wide open and available—go fill em up!
    Quillfeather wrote:Signups close April 3rd! Sign up before then!
    Quillfeather wrote:
    April Madness 2024


    Yes that's right folks April madness is back again! Signups are officially open! Get more info here!
    (click on image)
    Image

    Link to original comment

    Link to original comment


  • dissonance
    Mar 24, 2024

    when is the napo dropping bub


    Hijinks just you wait
    Mar 24, 2024


    dissonance i’m waiting
    Mar 24, 2024

    1 More Replies
    Click To Expand


A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
— Oscar Wilde