What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of GROOK
ONLY GROOK is acceptable.
MAXIMUM 10 LINE POEM
A grook ("gruk" in Danish) is a form of short aphoristic (a succinct statement expressing an opinion or general truth) poem, characterized by irony, paradox, brevity, precise use of language, sophisticated rhythms and rhymes and often satiric in nature. It was invented by the Danish poet and scientist Piet Hein. It may be found here under poetry forms on PoetrySoup and your poem must be indentified as GROOK – it will be disqualified if it is not.
Please write a grook on the SOUND of:
1.Person’s voice, eg the star from The Nanny
2.People’s squeaky shoes
4.An irritating kid’s toy
5.A ticklish girlfriend
6.A bicycle needing grease
Footnotes are valid, but keep it to under 5 lines, please. With some poems, it increases the understanding and, therefore, the enjoyment of the poem, if the background against which a poem was written, is understood. Here follows an example of a grook poem which I had written recently:
Try and try again if you must,
but then you should give up.
No one is going to join you
at your well laid table to sup.
© 2013 Suzette Crous
Please see the blog, A GROOK FOR ALL OCCATIONS – NEW CONTEST, dd today for further details, As inspiration, the link to the sound track of the unique squeaky frog, “pokemon-like frog on helium” (pictured above), is to be found on the Internet link on the blog.
Thank you and enjoy! I am looking forward to be entertained by your excellent entries. No smut, please. NO NAMES ON THE POEMS as I wish to judge blind.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
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.