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Poetic Palindrome - Poetry Contest


Sponsor Name

Frank Polgar

 Contest Name

Poetic Palindrome

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11/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

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 Contest Description

I was experimenting with the lanterne format to create a "poetic palindrome".  Here's my first attempt:


forward not back
erase doubt

I'd love to see what other PS members create.  Please create a "poetic palindrome" using the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format.  Start/end your poem with the same word and join your poem in the middle with the same word (similar to my example above).

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of your choice.

Please use the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format for your poem.


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Ten 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.