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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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10/18/2014The Maiden's SongIambic Pentameterimagery,song,
9/22/2014The Path of the Willow TreesFree verseheart,longing,love,rain,w
9/11/2014I've Touched Your WingsFree verseanalogy,butterfly,love,ly
9/8/2014Heart We Will Forget HimVersepain,
3/25/2014Fallen LeavesFree verselonging,pain,
2/11/2014Inside the Crystal NightRhyme royalgirl,loneliness,love,nigh
2/6/2014Apollo and DaphneVersebeauty,desire,sad love,
1/19/2014trees ripped Haikulove,nature,storm,
1/12/2014When I've Gathered Lilies WhiteRubaiyatlove hurts,ocean,winter,
1/8/2014Her Swan SongFree verselost love,lyric,
1/6/2014I Knew I Loved YouVersedeep,girl,heart,
1/3/2014a just so poemVerselove,
12/28/2013On a Winter's NightVersegirl,night,
12/9/2013Eternal LoveBlank verseallegory,love,
9/13/2013The PathVersetravel,tree,
9/13/2013Faces Inside a WindowFree verseallegory,courage,grief,li
9/13/2013Flowers by the River and a BoatVerseearth,romantic,
4/23/2013June Bells Flowering under the TreesFree verseflower,journey,tree,
4/22/2013The Dark WoodVerseautumn,girl,lyric,nature,
4/17/2012Flowers and the HummingbirdHaikunature,
4/14/2012Twilight FloatThan-Baukpeople,sea,
4/12/2012A Gnat who met a CatDodoitsuanimals,funny,
4/10/2012As the Old Belfry TollsFree versehistory,life,people,
3/21/2012And Crowns Crumbled to DustTankahistory,loss,
3/20/2012The Bird and The MoonDiminished Hexaverseimagination,nature,people
3/20/2012Snowfall on a Winter NightABCadventure,seasons,
3/16/2012THE LAST DANCEDizainheart,love,night,people,r
3/12/2012 'neath the willowVerselove,passion,
3/1/2012Sea of GreenRhymefantasy,heart,nature,sea,
2/23/2012Autumn Feathers and LeavesSedokalife,nature,
2/20/2012The Chestnut TreeVersenature,
2/19/2012Piano notesHaikumusic,
2/19/2012rains in my gardenHaikunature,
2/19/2012Hark the Bell RingsVerselife,people,
2/16/2012The FernFree versenature,
2/16/2012The Sleepy WoodsFree versenature,peace,
9/30/2011The Cockerel and his HensFree verse 
9/28/2011Cold Winter MorningsRhymeon work and working,seaso
6/18/2011Hello's and Goodbye's--From The Native AmericanCoupletart,death,earth,mountains
6/16/2011The NightTetractysnature,peace,
6/14/2011A Horse in the MeadowFree verseblue,childhood,girl,
6/11/2011My Blue Old JeansFree verseblue,nostalgia,old,
6/10/2011The White Rabbit in Alice's WonderlandCoupletcousin,fantasy,funny,
6/2/2011The Potter's DollFree verseart,daughter,
6/1/2011The Luncheon of the Boating PartyEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
5/28/2011Laugh and be MerryRhymefor children,happiness
5/27/2011Rain Comes Down PouringRhymefor children,people,seaso
5/25/2011dewy petals whiteHaikunature,
5/23/2011Through the Winter Cold he Rode Villanellelove,winter,
5/14/2011Poetry Palace- an eternal place Acrostic 
5/13/2011Just so Fishing TaleRhymeadventure,funny,natureday
5/12/2011On a Breezy Evening Free versefamily,holiday,nature,
5/8/2011The Fox, The Wolf, The CoyoteHaikunature,
5/4/2011The Silver OutlineLyricanimal,heart,horse,imagin
5/3/2011Fried Pork ChopsEpulaeryufood,funny
4/30/2011Fetchin' a FishLimerickadventure,father,funny,fi
4/30/2011A Green VeilFree verse 
4/27/2011Feathers in the Pond Free versenature,
4/27/2011Wedding Rehearsal-musingsDodoitsufunny,love,wedding,
4/20/2011Touch Me- DuskEthereenature,
4/19/2011Birds of a FeatherLimerickfunny,nature,
4/18/2011Music Sings to MeRhymemusic,
4/17/2011Wild Ducks Fly Sijonature,
4/15/2011My LoveCinquainloveme,
4/13/2011Starlight in My TressesLyricfantasy,nature,
4/13/2011Curly TopTankachildhood,love
4/12/2011Lil' Linda ChildTankachildhood,fantasy,funny,
4/11/2011Love Tempting Rhymefunny,
4/9/2011A Nature Lover's DiaryFree verselife,love,me,nature,peopl
4/8/2011Walking into the MistLyricnature,nostalgia,
4/8/2011O'er the MountainsVersenature,
4/6/2011God, Ghost and LoveQuintain (English)death,love,
4/5/2011Star SandFree versefantasy,sea,
4/4/2011A Pond HeronRhymeimagination,naturegreen,m
4/3/2011Clad in tutu feathersSijoart,happiness,
3/29/2011Owl and a CatRhyme 
3/26/2011Fellows EnrouteNarrativehappiness,life,
3/26/2011When it's SpringRhymenature,seasons,
3/26/2011 a playful mischiefHaikunature,
3/26/2011a kite fliesHaikunature,
3/26/2011Solitary WomanNarrativeart,mystery,
3/23/2011Revelling in the RainLyricdance,nature,passion,roma

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
From My PorchPastoralnaturesummer,summer,
I Heard Mother Light Poetry 
An Ode to Ezra Pound - Musical accompaniment performed by audio-visual hallucinationsFree versededication
Footsteps From AboveQuaternchildhood,love
Sunday MorningRhymehappiness,inspirational,l
A Day's FarewellCrystallinenature
The bougainvillea treeSonnetnatureold,old,
LOOSENING THE AIR BAGFree verseadventure,
A Farm YarnLimerickadventurefish,fishing,
A Leaf FallsHaikulife
The Wedding RehearsalDodoitsulove,wedding
Enough with the Chitter AlreadyPersonificationanimalsbird,bird,
Cheep Sweet TalkRhymefunny,passionmay,me,
It Is Springtime In HeavenLyriclove,mothermissing,missin
Forty TodayFree versebrother,dedication,family
Lifeless Eyes of Ted BundyVillanellepeople
The Cherry Blossoms Will Bloom AgainRhymecaregiving,hopepeople,hop
FEEDING HORSESFree verseanimalshorse,
Suzie HausRhymeadventure,animals,happine
Peace Signs on Denim PocketsRhymelifepeace,peace,
My Barefoot GirlRhymedaughter,father
My Lady Of SummerVerselove,nature,passion
Bury Me In My JeansRhymeme,old,
Weight of Stones UnturnedRhymefaith,inspirational
StonedProse Poetryangst,education,life,loss
Daddy's OverallsRhymechildhoodme,
Rock, Paper and ScissorsLimerickfamily,happiness
Rock - Paper - ScissorsLimericktime
Rock, Paper, ScissorsLimerickhope,satire,sportstime,ti
Old PetNarrativefriendshipwater,heaven,he
Rock Paper ScissorsLimerickgirlfriend-boyfriend
---And the Angel Looked OnNarrativedeath,hope,life,loss,lost
About HerRhymedaughter,lovechild,life,w
My ChildrenFree versefamily,love
CAMPFIRE Free verseanimals
Where Shadows Refuse to DanceFree verseabuse,childhood,moon,soci
butter me notSenryuallegory,
GLACIAL HEAVENVersenature,peace,
Waiting for the LostFree verseconfusion,health,lost lov
Empty MirrorDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)art,
The Brown TreeDodoitsufamily,funny,history,life
a cold winter's breathHaikufear,life,nature,sea,
The Ring AroundVersehistory,children,children
see the daffodilsHaikunature,
a guinea fowlHaikuanimals,nature,on work an
Yellow RibbonsSedokahope,war,
Before Dementia's Final AssaultSedokalife,loss,
Black SwanFree verseart,dark,fantasy,imaginat
Wear Your GreenHaikufunny,
Snowbound XanaduABCimagination,places,
A House DividedElegyangst,
Sorrowful unto deathElegyangst,nature,beauty,beaut
William Shakespeare And MeCoupletfunny,on writing and word
As One TogetherTankahappiness,love,uplifting,
Wounds That Won't HealSonnetfaith,introspection,life,
Sea of GreenRhymefantasy,heart,nature,sea,
Time In The SandCoupletvisionary,
VERITY'S ODEOde daughter,devotion,for chi
Empty BootsRhymefuneral,loss,sad,
Flee, flea, fleeDodoitsuanimals,friendship,happin
Refolding the Paper CraneFree versededication,life,recovery
I've Seen AngelsRhymecaregiving,inspirational,
Jungle by nightPersonificationdark,nature,
I shall betray youRomanticisminspirational,lonely,love
Snow's Nuptial QuiltRhymeallegory,inspirational,my
A Sonnet For EduardoSonnetlost love,
acoustic chordsRomanticismeulogy,nostalgia,poems,po
Her Soul, the Sea - The ShipIambic Pentameteradventure,allegory,dark,d
I saw you yesterdayIambic Pentameterimage,love,memory,rain,sp
CherokeeIambic Pentameteradventure,epic,horse,prid
Rain's EssenceIambic Pentameterfire,night,rain,spiritual
Worcester RoosterVerseadventure,crazy,dance,fly
Charlotte RusseIambic Pentameteradventure,epic,funny,humo
Where The White Rose BloomsQuatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
LA VIE EN ROSELight Poetrycharacter,imagination,
Chicken Cot UFOIambic Pentameteradventure,art,bird,funny,
And This RainRomanticismabsence,car,love,rain,rom
where braves amid the mists igniteEpicadventure,allegory,blue,e
Diamonds in the SnowHaikulove,nature,romance,
As night creeps inBalladebeauty,feelings,green,ins
Comin' Hame - Coming Home -Scottish DialectTerza Rimaabsence,culture,faith,far
White RosesFree versefarewell,father,
Westward MovementFree versedevotion,love,peace,
raindrops danceSonnetbeach,rain,romantic,sad l
trees ripped Haikulove,nature,storm,
Death's Courting - ConstanzaVerse 
DaphneRhyme royalallegory,lost love,love,m
The ShipIambic Pentameterallegory,boat,epic,eulogy
The birdsIambic Pentameteradventure,betrayal,bird,f
Myriads of UmbrellasRhymehappy,hope,love,
Art and OwnershipDiminished Hexaverseart,epic,
Every nightFree verseabsence,

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