Goodness! What a ride—those of you who can’t hear the meter it’s okay, life goes on, there are hundreds of forms and there will be other days and I honor those that grasp the oriental forms like Haiku and I am in awe of your skills with free verse et al, but the wonder of poetry is exactly that, the freedom to choose what form inspires us and to celebrate those who, as Emeril would say “Kick it up a notch”. So please celebrate my choices for better or worse in Sapphic Stanza.
First place is shared by a veteran meter guy and a meter maid rookie Georgio and Eileen!!
Second place is shared by two other meter veterans and another rookie Isaiah, Andrea, and Becca!
Third place is shared by Carrie, Nancy, and Jack!
Fouth by Olusegun and Reason
Fifth by Elaine and Sandra
Sixth by TBA
And two HM’s Russell and Nette
Thanks to all who tried this very difficult form.