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Take the Leap - Poetry Contest

SponsorDebbie Guzzi
Contest Name Take the Leap
Enter Poetry Contest
Deadline11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Note From SponsorNo updates yet...
Contest Description

Is there anyone out there who likes Ghazelles?

 I'm being funny

TONGUE IN CHEEK - DOUBLE ENTRENDRE!

NO NEED TO WRITE ME POEMS ABOUT THIS CRITTER

IF YOU HAVE ITS ok

BUT it was a joke


What to Submit?

1 original, poem on ANY theme .............

In the form GHAZAL




The Ghazal is a collection of Sher's [couplets] 5 couplets or more generally (independent two-line poems! Think proverb..), in which there is at least one RADEEF [repeated word or phrase] at the end of the second line. 
       
        In the first couplet, the end word or phrase in BOTH .. lines..must be identical.
        The repeat word [the RADEEF] above is ALWAYS.

In the rest of the poem it is only required the RADEEF
the word or phrase be repeated in line 2


The word before the radeef [repeated word or phrase] MUST rhyme throughout the Ghazal. This device is called KAAFIYAA [what we would call the end rhyme pattern and it is monorhyme ]

        The end rhyme pattern above is [a,a/b,a/c,a/d,a/e,a] 
        [glad,sad/says,bad/who,had/has,add]
        
The last couplet's last line traditionally contained the TAKHALLUS [pen name] of the poet.

All
the Sher's [couplets] are of same 'Beher' [length/meter] and have the same 'Kaafiyaa' [end rhyme]


**I am NOT requiring the same meter
        OR that you use your pen name in the last line.


Prizes

First Prize, Glory - Tenth Glory
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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.