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The Synathroesmic Cat Contest - Poetry Contest

SponsorSuzanne Delaney
Contest Name The Synathroesmic Cat Contest
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Deadline5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of 

There is a Greek word synathroesmus which means “the piling up of adjectives.” This is the way it works.

The Synasthroesmic Cat

O mangy cat, O scruffy cat,
O one-eyed, bobtailed toughy cat--
Your’e fleas and meows from foot to head,
You mouse-destructive quadruped.

At times you are a lazy sort,
A dozing, lack-a-daisy sort’
A sleep-all-day-upon-the bed--
With paws up-ended quadruped.

A give-the-sofa-leg-a-swipe,
Rub-up-against-the-pant-leg type;
But still, dear cat, when all is said,
A worth-the-bother quadruped.

Willard Espy
“Words to Rhyme With”

The contest is to choose a subject and wax lyrical with as many adjectives,nouns and verbs as you can , to describe it's qualities, personality, and charm using rhyming couplets.

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. 

English Language

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- the first of my poetry contests.