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Constanza Contest Judged


Blog Posted:2/9/2014 2:10:00 PM

Okay, It took me 5 hours and probably still screwed up but I printed every poem and cut them up into separate poems like I always do.  Then I eliminated ones that did not follow the rules—sorry but you were even warned at least once.  Then I initially sorted by how the poems conformed to the guidelines of the form which started with consistent meter.  From there I read how the poem read from what developed from the first lines and then the flow and content.  So the results are in.  Thanks again Connie for this form!!  Finally, thank you for some really awesome poems and for everyone's efforts


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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 12:12:00 PM
    Craig, thanks so much for your encouragement, urging me to submit in a form that I thought impossible. To have placed so well both delights and bemuses. Congratulations to all the winners. Anyone completing this form just so is to be admired.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2014 8:49:00 AM
    A wonderful format; thank you for bringing it to further light Craig.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 3:44:00 AM
    Thank you for placing me in your contest, my first constanza effort, I liked the form and I am sure will use it again...Seren

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  1. Date: 2/10/2014 1:13:00 PM
    i haven't written a constanza in a long while, craig.. thanks for hosting this one and considering mine; so honored... kudos to all who paticipated. huggs!

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 6:47:00 PM
    Hot soup mail for your cold weather.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 6:22:00 PM
    Congratulations to all the poets who tried this one!! All this time, Craig, I didn't think I had more than one Constanza already and so I wrote the one for you about my student who recently died, and then just the other day I discovered a constanza I had written about autumn. I'd posted it a long time ago!! Much more poetic than my one for Jimmy! Gosh, I just can't keep track of the things I write any more.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 5:58:00 PM
    Hey, Craig! Where have you been? Still in Tampa? You put too much work sponsoring your contests, and I appreciate it. You make a difference, my friend. I didn't participate in this one ... You know that I'm meter-deaf : D A big hug.

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    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 2/9/2014 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Finally back home Ruben!! To ice and snow!! Hugs back
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/9/2014 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congratulations to all the winners!!
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:40:00 PM
    CRAIG!!!! CRAIG!!! CRAIG!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for my placement. I really tried SO hard on this one. I LOVED the form....Connie should be SO PROUD to have a form named after her. Oh...if only I could come up with a form that would have MY name on it. I'd be in heaven! You always encourage me to try my wings and FLY! I'm ever so grateful! :) Oh...I'm HAPPY!...Sorry....in all my gushiness I forgot to congratulate all the winners! :) So....YEA....CONGRATS! :) Thanks for the contest, Craig. You ROCK!!!!! BIG TIME!

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:28:00 PM
    Congratulations to all winners...

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:27:00 PM
    Congratulations to all your winners! When i have more time i will come back and these poems. I guess mine just wasn't your cup of tea, but no big deal, I really enjoyed writing for this one anyway. It really is a lovely form. Catch you next time. hugs, cate :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 2/9/2014 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Craig! :) I don't know how I missed that...but I did. LOL
    rogers Avatar james rogers Date: 2/9/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Catie, You finished fine! 6th place I think--thanks Hon! Hugs
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 2/9/2014 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Truth is ... i do have a problem with meter. LOL :)

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