To Yoda, An Ode
3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Note Form Sponsor
If you have entered a poem in this contest, please read the rules again. Note particularly that the poem MUST be at least 16 lines in length unless it is a sonnet (14 lines). I have read some good ones which do not meet this requirement. I&#39;d hate to disqualify them, but I&#39;m not changing the contest rules.
Are you familiar with the syntactically challenged Jedi Master from Star Wars, Yoda?
Imagine a poem written by him, using his fractured word placement.
That's what we're looking for.
The subject matter is not important.
It doesn't have to be Star Wars related.
It can be spiritual, but should not be overtly religious.
What to Submit?
An original poem written for this contest.
Only rhyming forms are acceptable, and the rhyming scheme must be consistent.
Minimum of sixteen lines unless it is a sonnet.
Consistent meter and rhyme are important judging criteria.
Extra points for inspiring, uplifting poems or poems that teach something about life.
Extra points for humour, but not satire.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.