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A Kiss Under the Mistletoe Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

 

Pucker Up!!   

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ...


A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

I'm ready to get into the Christmas Spirit!!

Only Rhyme is acceptable (preferably quatrains) with two to six stanzas.

New poems only (please date).

NO names on poems, please!

Please title poems, A Kiss Under the Mistletoe.  

 



Prizes

First to Tenth 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. 

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.

A spiritual lifting poem honoring the Father' Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Robert Ball
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

A Spring Day in English Quintain Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

We did the winter night now lets do the Spring Day in English Quintain  Please read and follow ALL rules carefully

RULES : only acceptable form is English Quintain (at least 2 stanzas preferably more, rhyme scheme is ababb)

            : new poem ( that means not written before Mar. 21/14) date written on entry

             : Your poem about Spring must contain all the following words in the body of your poem 1) Spring, 2) green 3) butterfly (or butterflies) 4) bird (or birds) 5) love

THANK YOU in advance for reading and following all these rules
 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Through fifth with possible 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.

About your dad Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Richard Tarr
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme about your dad
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Animals on your mind... Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Ryan Jackson
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:
Another Diadictic Poetry Contest Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of convincing someone to make a CHANGE by SHOWING them HOW to make the change that you think needs to be made.  SHOWING how to change will score higher than telling someone to change...or than telling someone how great you feel since you have made the change.  

Thus, if you think more people should stop drinking so much, start investing more, take a fishing trip, stop going to strip joints, or WHATEVER else you think should be changed, INSTEAD of convincing them that a CHANGE IS NEEDED, Convince them TO MAKE THE CHANGE by writing a poem that tells them HOW to make those changes...assume the change needs to be made.  It is okay to BRIEFLY describe the situation that needs changing in a line or two.

I am new to this form, as some of you may also be.  I hope you will understand. And I also hope we will learn together. BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAMES OFF of your entry. BE SURE TO USE THE DIDACTIC FORM.  BE SURE TO run your entry through spell check and grammar check before entering.  And remember , whatever the subject, it must be written with a moral or ethical theme kept in  mind...convincing someone to be more ethical or more moral about your chosen topic...showing them how.  etc.  It is INSTRUCTIONAL POETRY>  This link might help...http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/dterms/g/102209DidacticPoetry.htm


Good Luck and THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY CONTEST...

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Another Song Lyric Contest! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Anne Currin
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, song lyric on the theme of anything (old or new). 

THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORM IS LYRIC! 

I will not place anything other than song lyrics, so pretty please do not enter my contest unless you abide by the simple rules! Remember, I like the lyrics to play in my head just like a song. Check out the song lyrics I have posted for an idea of what I'm looking for, but of course, be original and take your song lyrics wherever your heart desires! Have fun Soupers. :)

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Birds and the bees Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Royal Trevino
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .......  birds and the bees...... 
Limerick form only.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

I'm only accepting 'THE BIRDS & THE BEE'S' title.

Add your name on the bottom.  I want to get to know you poets.


I know it's a little to late to teach me about the birds and the bee's/ :-)

Take a shot at a funny limerick,

Come on, teach me,  make me laugh.


Breeze Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: POET. UNDERTAKER
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of "Breeze"
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Christmas Presents Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Joy Wellington
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Christmas present.  You must choose five Soup Members to send a present to.  One verse dedicated to the presentation to each person.  The name of the poet MUST be in the verse written for them. For a total of five verses in your poem and five poets presented with a present.  Each verse not having more than eight lines.  No names on poems please...thanks.
Only form acceptable...Prose Poetry.  If having trouble consult the Forms of Poetry page.  Also message me, if you need to.  I am looking forward to some deep loving presentation to some of the greatest poets here on the Soup.  Most of all have fun!!  

Prizes

First Prize, Glory, Glory, Glory
Second Prize, Glory, Glory
Third Prize, Glory,
Eight 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.

EPIC ONLY (OLD/NEW) Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jakitz A.
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......EPIC poem.......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes  --NOTHING 


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Everything Halloween Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

This contest is about everything Halloween, yes it is this time of the year when the ghouls and goblins come out to play with the witches and ghosts. Orange and Black are the main colors, and bats and werewolves and vampires come to frighten everyone. Mummies love to scare and those zombies are out to eat everyone. The moon is full and dark grey clouds come to bring fear into the hearts of the unsuspecting. The scary haunted houses contains those poltergeists and evil spirits as well as the family the loves to eat whoever comes to the door. Graveyards are a focal point where ravens mock the passersby. Skeletons bring out that which is frightening to all those watching the graveyard too closely. Fear is the main stay on Halloween, but there is also the fun of trick or treating, where sometimes the tricks come out and anger those not passing out candy. Dressing up like princesses and witches as well as superman or werewolves are always fun on Halloween. An old decaying tree that holds an eerie owl on its long branch. Just about anything will be good for this contest. I just want a poem on Halloween, fun or scary, exciting or frightening, I am looking for awesome. This contest will be up until October 24th as then I will judge this contest and post the winners near October 31st. You can post any form you want to, but a maximum of 30 lines. You may place your name on the poem only if you wish to do so. I don’t mind, for this contest, if you place your name on the poem. But do place the name of the contest at the bottom of the poem and the date you wrote the poem. I only want new poetry for this contest.

So follow these rules:

1)Write a spooky and/or fun Halloween poem.

2)Use any form you want in the making of this poem. But with a maximum of 30 lines.

3)You may write name on the poem if you want to, but it’s not a requirement.

4)Write the name of this contest on the bottom of your poem

5)Place the date on the poem

6)Must be a new poem

Gone Fishin' Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Caleb Smith
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Fishin'
Any form is acceptable. I want a poem about fishin'. Your best fishin' story, your worst experience while fishin', funniest thing that happened..or most bizzare...whatever...you get it. The winner will be the one that I'm most entertained by, so don't worry too much about form and such. And remember...fishin' tales tend to stretch a little, so have fun with it. It doesn't have to be completely true. I have a poem somewhere down the list about a fishing trip with my brother and a friend of ours when we were young. It's called "Old River"... I think. Of course, it's completely true, but I imagine that I fish more than most of you so I've had more chances for unexpected things to happen. On that particular trip, our friend cast his lure into a tree, hit a raccoon on the head, and it jumped out of the tree and into our boat. We all bailed out like weenies and swam to shore. The raccoon just cruised down the river-lake for a while in our boat...ha. He eventually jumped out and we swam out to get our boat. Anyway...that's just an example. It doesn't have to be a new poem, and names or no names are fine....I'll just be picking the winner based on what I like the most. Have fun, and if you don't have a story to tell....Grab a pole and go make one!

Prizes

First Prize, Unknown

 All other places, 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. 

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.

Halloween Hustle Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Penn Kname
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit

Hello friends,

Being a Dark Poet and enjoying this time of year for a little inspiration, I am challenging those who feel they can represent halloween in an original format. Lets make it a challenge......


Write a Poem of ANY style and ANY length on Halloween in Heaven.....

Yes thats right, get your creativity flowing.....good luck.

The Dark One


Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Heart felt poem Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Royal Trevino
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .......heart felt poem......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Heart's Warmth Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sami Al-khalili
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

One original poem!

Theme: Your heart's warmth towards your mother, father, siblings, any sort of kin/blood. Show your affection and love! Grammartical mistakes are not heavily counted for, yet I prefer if there's none? Translation is allowed.

Prizes

First Prize, Ultimate Glory

Second Prize, Highest Glory

Third Prize, Glory

7 Honorable Mentions

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

Best of luck to all :) 

If I had a Broken Heart Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: HGarvey Daniel Esquire
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of A Broken Heart 
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory for Reality and Ifs 
Second Prize, Glory for Reality and Ifs
Third Prize, Glory for Reality And Ifs
4 - thru 10 Placements

Twelve Honorable Mentions

 

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of A POEM about a Broken Heart. For those of YOU Happily Married I ask for an "IF POEM" As many of YOU know I lost my Wife to Heaven on our Everlasting Day when I said "I DO" I know this happens rarely, but if YOU did lose YOUR spouse on Your Wedding Day, YOU will Place Higher. If You bring Tears to my Eye, You will place high. "I do not Know" is not an acceptable form. For every POEM I cancell out I will add a New Entree

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.

Last Chance Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: kristen bruni
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. IF YOUR HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND YOU COULD ONLY GRAB ONE ITEM TO TAKE WITH YOU WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE? 
Any form is acceptable. 

NO MORE THAN 20 LINES PLEASE. ANY POEM OVER 20 LINES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. !!!!!

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Men Only Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ..... anything goes ...... 

Any form is acceptable.

Old or new poems

This contest is for MEN ONLY

INCLUDE YOUR NAME, please!

This is just to make sure that all poems are being submitted by MEN ONLY! 



Prizes

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. 

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.

MIRROR LANGUAGE Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sidney Beck
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............

MIRROR  LANGUAGE
 
  A reflection in  a puddle can appear to be a piece of sky-jigsaw which has fallen to the ground, or a broken piece of a  glass picture.
To enter this competition all you have to do is write a poem about mirrors of glass, water, silver, etc. Or you can be metaphorical and talk about reflections on your own life, or be philosophical and show the mirrors ( windows) of your soul..You do not have to perform tricks by including specific words or phrases in the poem. Just show skill in poetic technique. Rhyme or free verse is acceptable, but not prose or I don’t know.  No names please.



Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Down to tenth prize, glory

No  (dis)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.

New Language Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Matt Caliri
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

Create a new language.
Any form is acceptable.

*(I mean "new language" in however you interpret that. There's no real wrong way to go about it, however you respond to it...)

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Noah's Ark Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Robert Heemstra
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?  It is my understanding that Noah had 2 of every animal on the ark. Write a rhyming poem on any pair of animals onboard Noah’s Ark. At least 10 lines and let your imaginations flow.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Pet-Sit Panics Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sharon Tideswell
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

Pet-sit Panics

This week I'm dog-sitting for my brother's three dogs while they are sunning themselves in Portugal (my brother and family, not the dogs)

Not a fair deal?? Wait, it gets much worse.

The youngest of the three ate a plastic toy, and suffered a severe case of doggy diarrhoea requiring  a trip to the vets. Thankfully she's on the mend, which is more than can be said for me and my delicate stomach.

Please write me a poem showing me that really I'm lucky, that things could have been much worse. Real or complete fabrication, I don't care. Make me laugh, but most of all, make me feel lucky.

Please enter Pet-sit Panics as your title, that way I won't accidentally read any before judging the contest. You can include your own title in the body of the poem.

Any form, but it must include some rhyme and must have at least 5 lines. Spelling errors may cause entries to be marked down.


What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Pet-sit Panics
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

poem of dedication Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sandy Ivy D
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ..... a poem of thanks to the soup poets whom touch

our hearts with their gracious ways. A reminder of thanks to all the soup poets who take their time in making us feel the pleasures of being part of the poetry soup community.

Limit your dedication to only 5 soup poets. sometimes we need to remind ourselves life is great with all the love and support we receive from others. 

Any form is acceptable.

A little reminder of who we are.

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.

Poetic Palindrome Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Frank Polgar
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

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

Change

change
renew
perspective
undecided
leap
forward not back
erase doubt
embrace
change

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.

Prizes

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.

Robin Hood Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Isaiah Zerbst
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:
Thomas Heaphy - Robin Hood and Maid Marian. 1866.

Ok folks, here's the deal. It is spring now! The sun is shining, the temperatures rising, the grass greening, the birds singing, new leaves appearing, people are singing, and their feet are itching. If you have ever read Robin Hood you will know what this means. It means it is time for an adventure! Time to clad ourselves in Lincoln green and come out of hiding! Let's go see what the good ol' sheriff is up to, shall we?

What to submit:
Write a poem about Robin Hood going on an adventure. He can go anywhere; (the fair, the blue boar, out hunting) and meet up with anyone, (the sheriff of Nottingham, Guy of Guisborne; minstrels and tinkers are always good too). You may get names and places from the book if you wish, but that is it; the adventure must be your own unique creation! Show Robin in all his creative slyness, and with his uproarious humour.
In fitting with the theme of minstrels, the forms accepted are: Ballad Metre, Ballade, Lay, Rhyme Royal, Tail Rhyme, Swap Quatrain, Quatrain, Sicilian Quintain.

No names on entries please.
Make up your own Robin Hood adventure.
Be sure to use an accepted form.
Have lots of fun and give me your best!


Romeo and Juliet; How tragic is love… Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Wandering Butterfly
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

 

~~Ok, here goes,  it is to be themed on….

Romeo and Juliet; How tragic is love

U getting all this?

 THE RULES:

1.     FORM – Blank verse ~or~ Prose Poetry ONLY!!!

2.     MUST use one of the QUOTES stated BELOW (to guide your poem)

3.     BRAND NEW…FOR THIS CONTEST ONLY

***HERE’S THE TRICKY PART***

4.      It MUST be written in 1500’s English speech

Aka- Shakespearian tongue

(This is very important to the theme !!!)

 

~“Tis torture, and not mercy. Heaven is here
Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog
And little mouse, every unworthy thing,
Live here in heaven and may look on her,
But Romeo may not."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 3.3

 

~"O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 5.3 
 PRIZES : 1-5 Glory(Possible double placements)

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER!!

 

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.

Tell me a story Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Heather Secrest
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............ a child's storybook.

Any form is acceptable.

Rules

        1. Poems MUST be able to be read out loud. I will be reading them out loud to judge how well they flow. 

        2. Content should be appropriate for someone aged 4-8 years old. I am judging based on how good of a children's book your poem would make. 

        3. MINIMUM of 20 lines.

        4. No names on poems please!

Prizes

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

Old/New poems are accepted. Remember No Names!!!

The Perfect Woman Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Michael Smith
Note From Sponsor:
Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of and titled "The Perfect Woman". No more than twelve lines. NO overt sexual descriptions. Keep it clean. You can use an older poem if you like and make sure you have your name somewhere on your entry.
Any form is acceptable.

My example

The Perfect Woman

In retrospect…
The woman most perfect
Would be a lady filled with
Many flaws and imperfections
Impurities and a few…
Insecurities
So together each
We could reach
Into God’s majesties and maturities

By Michael G. Smith

Prizes

Two First Prizes, Glory
Four Second Prizes, Glory
Six Third Prizes, 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.

THE SONNET MAN'S ACROSTIC CHALLENGE Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: dakarai cobb
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Contest Description:
The Wolf Man Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SillyBilly theKidster
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Contest Description:

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This isn't so much
going to be a contest.
It's more of a co effort work in progress.
There will be no placements, only glory
to all who should happen to submit an entry.
Below you will find that I've posted two links.
Your job will be to write what happens in between.
Afterward, I'll merge them all together for a continuous read.
There are only two rules here that apply.
Your entry must be in the form of Rhyme
and do not begin where The Beginning ends
or I'll be forced to choose and make disqualifications.
I'll post the finished product on my personal website
then provide a link here for all to read the finished write,
where I'll acknowledge all who contributed to the story
and your names will be links to all of your poetry.
Soup Mail me if you have any questions.
Ok, I guess I've stated everything.
So what are you waiting for? Get Started! Begin!

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Click Here > The Wolf Man - The Beginning

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Click Here > The Wolf Man - The End

THREADS OF SYLLABLES Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: nette onclaud
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hello, soupers… here’s  something different we can try… ready?... write a NEW, ORIGINAL POEM using the FORM: AQUARIAN--- created by A. Marie Mass, it has a syllable count of 2/ 4/6/4, unrhymed.

the object of this exercise is to widen our creative borders by developing a poem that stands on its own though brief it may be… cohesiveness of content, poetic mood/ appeal, and overall flow of imagery are  the guideposts…  you’ll find this very interesting!.. visit http://www.inkspot.com/main/books/entry_id/752402 for reference…

 THEME: THREAD/S

1.please write ONLY 2-3 stanzas …

2. refer to www.howmanysyllables.com as the syl counter guide

3.include your name, contest title, and date of contest to qualify

4. post under verse category

* visit http://www.inkspot.com/main/books/entry_id/752402 for reference *

 

dazzle me and yourself!... enjoy.

hugggs

 

 

VISCERAL! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: John Heck
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What to Submit?

OK, kids. I've been here on PSOUP for almost 7 years. 

I want the entrants in this contest to be unrestrained. Use your imagination and kick ass! Nah...ya not writing about rainbows and sunshine. Write something that inspires/inspired you viscerally! ANY POETIC FORM & ANY LENGTH is acceptable. Kick it OUT to me!

Personally, I never enjoy being restricted by certain rules. My rules? Write from your heart...make it visceral. I want to read talented writers and ...

1 original, poem on the theme of: VISCERAL:

: characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction.

: characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.

NO NAMES ON THE POEM, PLEASE!

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
4th through 10th w/2 HM's

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.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Support for Abused Women Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Joe Flach
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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Support for Abused Women". 

Any form is acceptable.  Use your own title.  

NO NAMES PLEASE.  (I know this has caused a bit of a controversy lately, but I need to judge this blind because I am weird that way.  If you include your name I feel it may compromise my integrity and I will not include your poem in the judging.  Sorry.)


Know that I am thankful you participated.


Joe

Prizes

1st - 10th Place Winners

Honorable Mentions as merited.

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.

Wild Wild West Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Gypsyof Essence
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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. 

The Wild West/Rodeo life/ Cowboy Poetry

New Poems Only

Please be descriptive 

And have fun using your imagination

min. 25 lines
free verse


Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

x Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: julie heckman
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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, Villanelle on the theme of "The City" Go for it and goodluck. 

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Your Journey... Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Michael J. Falotico
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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Your Journey in writing... Must be a new poem and please no names on entry.. I'd rather judge blind..
***Any form is acceptable.***   see my blog poem for inspiration... 

Prizes

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 contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

YouTube Sensation Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Tavarus M. Moreland
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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

Artist Writers it is time to step it up a notch!!!  Show the world what you got!  In this latest contest, "YouTube Sensation" you must not only master the pen my master your VOICE!  Create your best YouTube video featuring your own poetry.  Which I am sure will not be the hard part.  Additionally, the winners will be easy to determine.  In order to place 1st in this contest, your YouTube video must receive the most views by October 19, 2010.  So get started early and get your imagination rolling.  It could be a simple photo, words, etc but must feature your own poetry and mostly your VOICE!!!

Good luck,

Tavarus M. Moreland

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

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.