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Eisenbrauns ANE Poetry Contest

January 22, 2009

It’s time once again for the Eisenbrauns ANE love poetry contests:

Love is in the air! We’re looking for a few good scholars to display both eros and erudition in our second Ancient Near Eastern Valentine’s contest.

We want no more than three of your original* compositions, in any ancient Near Eastern language (yes, we’ll take Greek, too), accompanied by an English translation. Artwork is similarly welcome (please make sure your submissions are workplace friendly). All entries should be sent via e-mail to akerr at eisenbrauns dot com before noon on Wednesday, February 11.

The decisions of the judges will be final and, most likely, extremely arbitrary. Prizes will be Eisenbrauns gift certificates: $75.00 for first place, $50.00 for second, and $25.00 for third place. Winners will be announced on February 13, 2009, and winning entries will be showcased on the Eisenbrauns website. Submitting an entry constitutes permission to reproduce your work.

* We have memorized the entire corpus of Near Eastern poetry, and will be watching for cheating. OK, we haven’t — but someone out there will catch you at it if your words are not your own, and that wouldn’t be good. So don’t.

Who knows? Maybe this year I’ll get a chace to pen (stylus?) a few lines of Ugaritic verse…

(HT: Idle musings of a bookseller)

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2009 11:03 am

    We’re looking forward to it!

    Andy Kerr
    Webmaster, Eisenbrauns

  2. Lamar Cole permalink
    June 5, 2009 10:33 am

    Only Love

    Love can sometimes be fresh.
    Love can sometimes be new.
    Love can sometimes make you happy.
    And sometimes make you blue.

    Love is the light that radiates from your eyes.
    Love is your image floating in the skies.

    Love is true.
    And darling, the only love for me is you.

  3. Lamar Cole permalink
    June 5, 2009 10:38 am

    Our Love

    As long as there is love, I will cherish you.

    As long as there is life, I will love you.

    As long as the stars shine above, I will want you.

    As long as there are waves in the ocean, I will need you.

    As long as there is heaven above, there will always be our love.

  4. Lamar Cole permalink
    June 5, 2009 10:45 am

    The Night Was Made For Romance

    The night was made for romance.
    In the night our two hearts dance.
    Under the stars our lips touch.
    In the garden your embrace means so much.

    The night was made for love.
    Our hearts cooing like a white dove.
    Your eyes sparkling like diamonds so white.
    I love you darling with all my might.

    The night was made for caring and trust.
    And darling, God made this night for us.

  5. October 1, 2009 8:58 pm

    looks like you know your stuff. nice post.

  6. April 5, 2010 10:54 pm

    Nice post. Are you excited about Halo Reach Beta?

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