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Sonnet Contest


Blog Posted:7/23/2013 8:19:00 AM
Hi Guys, Please have a copy of your poem in hand and double check it with the rules which are specific. Also, change the form of your poem to sonnet. There are many many sonnet forms and this particular one (I picked it from a web site) is a terza rima sonnet. The site is everysonnet.blogspot.com. 
There may be opposing views but this is not a true terza rima because the ending rhyme scheme 
is slightly different and a true terza rima does not usually have 14 lines and the ff couplet. And
the contest rules preclude that anyway and it's not fair to place anyone that's not close with
those that are spot on, of which there are only about 4-5 so far. If I feel you made no effort to
write in iambic pentameter it will only be an HM if it's otherwise a good poem. There's got to be 
an effort. Search it on the internet, on this site, on the example poem in the rules. There are 
many ways.

BTW--sorry for not being around much, my wife's Mom is in ICU and seems to be failing.
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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Hi Craig.....(again!)........I revised for the 2nd time........hope this time I got it right this time! :) Thanks for having us double check our work....hope I didn't mess it up this time! Thank you!

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:21:00 PM
    hope those in your contest read this, Craig. And my best wishes for your family in this trying time. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Hi Craig...so sorry to hear about your wife's Mum.... May God be very close to her and to your family during this difficult time. About the contest...I followed YOUR rules. I didn't check the site...I used ff for the final couplet...iambic pentameter..check! The only thing...perhaps the volta bit...yea...don't know about that. Would you please give me pointers if it isn't up to par, or is that against the rules. Only asking cause you told Nette she is spot on. Take care, and God bless.

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    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 7/23/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Eileen--yours is awesome too!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Hi Craig: Thanks for the update. I was wondering if you were away on holiday so I am sorry to hear your MIL is so ill. Prayers going out for her today. SuZ

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:40:00 AM
    craig, i hope you are alright, and so is your wife... do take time-off for the family as i pray for her recovery... yes, terza rima also requires 11 syl per line though most don't follow this... some poets likewise change the pattern.. good thing you clarified what you needed... thanks and huggs!..:)

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    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 7/23/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Nette--actually in this sonnet form it's 10 syllables and yours is perfect!
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:59:00 AM
    First of all, family comes first, Craig. I'm so sorry to hear your mother-in-law is not doing well......and hearts are with you and your wife during this stressful time, sending love and sincere concern. And thank you for taking time to give us 2nd chances in your contest. Much appreciated, but take time off as you need it, for your loved ones. :) God Bless

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