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Dabbling in Poetry Forms - Contest Judged

Blog Posted:4/1/2014 7:15:00 AM
Thanking all the participants who entered their poems in my contest. As I had first thought I'd select only 10, I couldn't when I saw the poems. They were such an interesting mix of forms, which I hadn't truly expected. I loved them, took great pleasure in reading them.. I develop a fondness for the poems which I receive in my contests and I get a feeling like those poems that you send to me, share with me are partly mine too, since I easily attach to everything that comes close.

Judging this contest was a great deal of hard work. The poems which placed higher were to me like a revelation made through art! The level of difficulty in writing those forms, what profound emotion I could read, craftsmanship of words and phrases, a uniqueness that I was looking for; and also the beauty and originality of thought in some of those poems just blew me away. I also considered the length of poems , but not always since sometimes it is a short poem that grabs your attention more and reaches to you, rather than a long wishy-washy and tedious write.

So here are the 20 winners of this contest... (I yet don't know who wrote these poems, so I can't add the names.. shall add later)  The sequence is how they appear on my contest page Round 3.

1st    Archaic Heraldry   (Verse-Iambic Decapentasyllabic or Political verse) 
          - Giorgio A. V.

1st    Beneath the Copper Trees  ( Terzanelle)             -  Carrie Richards

2nd   Pictures at an Exhibition Female symphonies by Picasso and Ravel
          (Rhyme)   - Elly Wouterse

2nd   Memories on Branches (Quatrain)      - Kelly Deschler

2nd   The Abbey Garden (Ballade)    - Kim Bond

3rd   The Play of Light (Villanelle)      - Mike Jones

3rd   City of Thirsty Soul  (Rispetto)   - Reason A. Poteet

3rd   Soaked in Dew ( Pantoum)    - Nette Onclaud

3rd    A Mermaid and Three Fishermen ( Retourne Form)  - Dr Ram Mehta

4th    Water Portraits ( Crystalline) - Barbara Gorelick

4th    Sleep ( Etheree)   - Ralph Sergi

4th    The Seasons of Love (Quatrain)  - Andrea Dietrich

5th    The Seasons ( couplets)   - Joyce Johnson

5th    Feminine Intentions ( Quatrain)   - F. J. Thomas

6th    Trust ( Rondeau)  -  Ronald Zammit

6th    Marriage is Not Meant For This Generation (Reverse or palindrome Poem)
         - Adeleke Adeite

7th    Eggs Benedict (Epulaeryu)  -  Robert Pettit

7th    Blow The Winds Slowly (Etheree) - Seren Roberts

7th    The Evil Intruder  (Dizain)   - Tim Smith

7th    For Every Month of March in Every Year ( Acrostic) 

Abdulhafeez Oyewole

Saying Thank YOu once again and....Big Congrats to All The Winners!


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  1. Date: 4/2/2014 2:35:00 PM
    Thank you so much for my placement, Gautami. I do appreciate it! Congratulations to all of the winners! :)

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    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 4/3/2014 3:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Kelly,, It was a joy to read your poem! Thank you and Congratulating once again for your winning write... and I also have to thank you for honoring my poem in your contest "Every Rose has its Thorn".. a beautiful theme. It inspired and urged so many here to create some very good work. love to you dear...
  1. Date: 4/1/2014 3:02:00 PM
    i enjoyed this one, gautami.. cheers to all who joined and more light/ love to you.. thank you; namaste!.. huggs

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    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 4/1/2014 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love you too nette , you were awesome as always.. Congrats my sweet friend and thank you so much for gracing my contest!
  1. Date: 4/1/2014 9:54:00 AM
    It was a nice opportunity to run at a different format ;) Congrats Ladies and Gents.

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    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 4/1/2014 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congrats to you FJ, yours was a wonderful piece of writing, very powerful which I loved! Thank you so much for supporting this contest. love and huggs...
  1. Date: 4/1/2014 8:35:00 AM
    I made an exception this time, where I overlooked the rules,, 1. The poem- "Pictures at an Exhibition..." got placed, even though it was not exactly in the category of definite structured verse I'd asked for. I couldn't eliminate it still. The poetic material simply overwhelmed me... and 2. Dr Ram's Poem, where his name got mentioned(I'm sure erroneously)but here also, because of it's excellent form which I wanted introduced, and it being very wisely written with that element of cuteness I love so much. I simply love that child like quality when I see in a poem. So, I kept them. I deducted 1 point from each and placed them one place lower.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2014 8:03:00 AM
    Gautami! Thank you very much for the granted honor and top placement. Congratulations to all contestants and our kind host. Smiles to all! G.

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    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 4/1/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Smiles to you too Giorgio,, and CONGRATS!! You were beautiful!

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9/22/2014 The Path of the Willow Trees Free verseheart,longing,love,rain,w
9/11/2014 I've Touched Your Wings Free verseanalogy,butterfly,love,ly
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3/25/2014 Fallen Leaves Free verselonging,pain,
2/11/2014 Inside the Crystal Night Rhyme royalgirl,loneliness,love,nigh
2/6/2014 Apollo and Daphne Versebeauty,desire,sad love,
1/19/2014 trees ripped Haikulove,nature,storm,
1/12/2014 When I've Gathered Lilies White Rubaiyatlove hurts,ocean,winter,
1/8/2014 Her Swan Song Free verselost love,lyric,
1/6/2014 I Knew I Loved You Versedeep,girl,heart,
1/3/2014 a just so poem Verselove,
12/28/2013 On a Winter's Night Versegirl,night,
12/9/2013 Eternal Love Blank verseallegory,love,
9/13/2013 The Path Versetravel,tree,
9/13/2013 Faces Inside a Window Free verseallegory,courage,grief,li
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4/23/2013 June Bells Flowering under the Trees Free verseflower,journey,tree,
4/22/2013 The Dark Wood Verseautumn,girl,lyric,nature,
4/17/2012 Flowers and the Hummingbird Haikunature,
4/14/2012 Twilight Float Than-Baukpeople,sea,
4/12/2012 A Gnat who met a Cat Dodoitsuanimals,funny,
4/10/2012 As the Old Belfry Tolls Free versehistory,life,people,
3/21/2012 And Crowns Crumbled to Dust Tankahistory,loss,
3/20/2012 The Bird and The Moon Diminished Hexaverseimagination,nature,people
3/20/2012 Snowfall on a Winter Night ABCadventure,seasons,
3/16/2012 THE LAST DANCE Dizainheart,love,night,people,r
3/12/2012 'neath the willow Verselove,passion,
3/1/2012 Sea of Green Rhymefantasy,heart,nature,sea,
2/23/2012 Autumn Feathers and Leaves Sedokalife,nature,
2/20/2012 The Chestnut Tree Versenature,
2/19/2012 Piano notes Haikumusic,
2/19/2012 rains in my garden Haikunature,
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2/16/2012 The Fern Free versenature,
2/16/2012 The Sleepy Woods Free versenature,peace,
9/30/2011 The Cockerel and his Hens Free verse 
9/28/2011 Cold Winter Mornings Rhymeon work and working,seaso
6/18/2011 Hello's and Goodbye's--From The Native American Coupletart,death,earth,mountains
6/16/2011 The Night Tetractysnature,peace,
6/14/2011 A Horse in the Meadow Free verseblue,childhood,girl,
6/13/2011 rock-paper-scissors Limerickfunny,love
6/11/2011 My Blue Old Jeans Free verseblue,nostalgia,old,
6/10/2011 The White Rabbit in Alice's Wonderland Coupletcousin,fantasy,funny,
6/2/2011 The Potter's Doll Free verseart,daughter,
6/1/2011 The Luncheon of the Boating Party ekphrasisart,
5/28/2011 Laugh and be Merry Rhymefor children,happiness
5/27/2011 Rain Comes Down Pouring Rhymefor children,people,seaso
5/25/2011 dewy petals white Haikunature,
5/23/2011 Through the Winter Cold he Rode Villanellelove,winter,
5/14/2011 Poetry Palace- an eternal place Acrostic 
5/13/2011 Just so Fishing Tale Rhymeadventure,funny,natureday
5/12/2011 On a Breezy Evening Free versefamily,holiday,nature,
5/8/2011 The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote Haikunature,
5/4/2011 The Silver Outline Lyricanimal,heart,horse,imagin
5/3/2011 Fried Pork Chops Epulaeryufood,funny
4/30/2011 Fetchin' a Fish Limerickadventure,father,funny,fi
4/30/2011 A Green Veil Free verse 
4/27/2011 Feathers in the Pond Free versenature,
4/27/2011 Wedding Rehearsal-musings Dodoitsufunny,love,wedding,
4/20/2011 Touch Me- Dusk Ethereenature,
4/19/2011 Birds of a Feather Limerickfunny,nature,
4/18/2011 Music Sings to Me Rhymemusic,
4/17/2011 Wild Ducks Fly Sijonature,
4/15/2011 My Love Cinquainloveme,
4/13/2011 Starlight in My Tresses Lyricfantasy,nature,
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4/11/2011 Love Tempting Rhymefunny,
4/9/2011 A Nature Lover's Diary Free verselife,love,me,nature,peopl
4/8/2011 Walking into the Mist Lyricnature,nostalgia,
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4/8/2011 O'er the Mountains Versenature,
4/6/2011 God, Ghost and Love Quintain (English)death,love,
4/5/2011 Star Sand Free versefantasy,sea,
4/4/2011 A Pond Heron Rhymeimagination,naturegreen,m
4/3/2011 Clad in tutu feathers Sijoart,happiness,
3/29/2011 Owl and a Cat Rhyme 
3/26/2011 Fellows Enroute Narrativehappiness,life,
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3/26/2011 a playful mischief Haikunature,
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3/23/2011 Revelling in the Rain Lyricdance,nature,passion,roma

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From My Porch Pastoralnaturesummer,summer,
I Heard Mother Light Poetry 
Housecats Rhymeanimalshouse,home,cat,hom
An Ode to Ezra Pound - Musical accompaniment performed by audio-visual hallucinations Free versededication
Footsteps From Above Quaternchildhood,love
Sunday Morning Rhymehappiness,inspirational,l
A Day's Farewell Crystallinenature
The bougainvillea tree Sonnetnatureold,old,
LOOSENING THE AIR BAG Free verseadventure,
A Farm Yarn Limerickadventurefish,fishing,
A Leaf Falls Haikulife
The Wedding Rehearsal Dodoitsulove,wedding
Sparrow Rhymelove
Enough with the Chitter Already Personificationanimalsbird,bird,
Cheep Sweet Talk Rhymefunny,passionmay,me,
STIFLE Rhymeangst,
It Is Springtime In Heaven Lyriclove,mothermissing,missin
Forty Today Free versebrother,dedication,family
Lifeless Eyes of Ted Bundy Villanellepeople
The Cherry Blossoms Will Bloom Again Rhymecaregiving,hopepeople,hop
FEEDING HORSES Free verseanimalshorse,
Suzie Haus Rhymeadventure,animals,happine
Peace Signs on Denim Pockets Rhymelifepeace,peace,
My Barefoot Girl Rhymedaughter,father
My Lady Of Summer Verselove,nature,passion
Bury Me In My Jeans Rhymeme,old,
Weight of Stones Unturned Rhymefaith,inspirational
Stoned Prose Poetryangst,education,life,loss
Daddy's Overalls Rhymechildhoodme,
Rock, Paper and Scissors Limerickfamily,happiness
Rock - Paper - Scissors Limericktime
Rock, Paper, Scissors Limerickhope,satire,sportstime,ti
Old Pet Narrativefriendshipwater,heaven,he
Rock Paper Scissors Limerickgirlfriend-boyfriend
Rock-Paper-Scissors Limerickfunny
---And the Angel Looked On Narrativedeath,hope,life,loss,lost
About Her Rhymedaughter,lovechild,life,w
My Children Free versefamily,love
CAMPFIRE Free verseanimals
Where Shadows Refuse to Dance Free verseabuse,childhood,moon,soci
butter me not Senryuallegory,
GLACIAL HEAVEN Versenature,peace,
Waiting for the Lost Free verseconfusion,health,lost lov
Empty Mirror Dramatic Verseart,
The Brown Tree Dodoitsufamily,funny,history,life
a cold winter's breath Haikufear,life,nature,sea,
The Ring Around Versehistory,children,children
Scat-Man Lyricdedication,music,song-lyr
see the daffodils Haikunature,
a guinea fowl Haikuanimals,nature,on work an
Yellow Ribbons Sedokahope,war,
Before Dementia's Final Assault Sedokalife,loss,
Black Swan Free verseart,dark,fantasy,imaginat
Wear Your Green Haikufunny,
Snowbound Xanadu ABCimagination,places,
A House Divided Elegyangst,
Sorrowful unto death Elegyangst,nature,beauty,beaut
William Shakespeare And Me Coupletfunny,on writing and word
As One Together Tankahappiness,love,uplifting,
Wounds That Won't Heal Sonnetfaith,introspection,life,
Time In The Sand Coupletvisionary,
Empty Boots Rhymefuneral,loss,sad,
Flee, flea, flee Dodoitsuanimals,friendship,happin
Refolding the Paper Crane Free versededication,life,recovery
I've Seen Angels Rhymecaregiving,inspirational,
A Sonnet For Eduardo Sonnetlost love,
Sea of Green Rhymefantasy,heart,nature,sea,
Jungle by night 1 Personificationdark,nature,
I shall betray you Romanticisminspirational,lonely,love
Snow's Nuptial Quilt Rhymeallegory,inspirational,my
acoustic chords Romanticismeulogy,nostalgia,poems,po
Her Soul, the Sea - The Ship Iambic Pentameteradventure,allegory,dark,d
I saw you yesterday Iambic Pentameterimage,love,memory,rain,sp
Laughing Moon Iambic Pentameteradventure,dance,dark,moon
Cherokee Iambic Pentameteradventure,epic,horse,prid
Ire Sonnetanger,dark,fire,humor,hum
Rain's Essence Iambic Pentameterfire,night,rain,spiritual
Worcester Rooster Verseadventure,crazy,dance,fly
Charlotte Russe Iambic Pentameteradventure,epic,funny,humo
Where The White Rose Blooms Quatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
LA VIE EN ROSE Light Poetrycharacter,imagination,
Chicken Cot UFO Iambic Pentameteradventure,art,bird,funny,
And This Rain Romanticismabsence,car,love,rain,rom
where braves amid the mists ignite Epicadventure,allegory,blue,e
Diamonds in the Snow Haikulove,nature,romance,
As night creeps in Balladebeauty,feelings,green,ins
Comin' Hame - Coming Home -Scottish Dialect Terza Rimaabsence,culture,faith,far
White Roses Free versefarewell,father,
Westward Movement Free versedevotion,love,peace,
raindrops dance Sonnetbeach,rain,romantic,sad l
trees ripped Haikulove,nature,storm,
Temujin Verseadventure,epic,feelings,h
Death's Courting - Constanza Verse 
Daphne Rhyme royalallegory,lost love,love,m
The Ship Iambic Pentameterallegory,boat,epic,eulogy
The birds Iambic Pentameteradventure,betrayal,bird,f
Myriads of Umbrellas Rhymehappy,hope,love,
Art and Ownership Diminished Hexaverseart,epic,
Every night Free verseabsence,

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