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MIDNIGHT ROMANCE CONTEST LAUNCHED


Blog Posted:10/6/2017 3:05:00 PM

What to Submit?

1. Please write 1 poems/romantic'>romantic sonnet. 14 lines, EXACTLY 10 syllables per line. I will use

the syllable counter at HowManySyllables.com.

  1. Your rhyme is abab cdcd efef gg(iambic pentameter a plus, but not required)

  2. Use three quatrains and a couplet

  1. You must include the following colors:

Ashes(or Ash) of Roses

Absinthe

Cerulean

Charcoal

Crimson

Ivory

Obsidian

Porcelain

Sable

Smoke

 

Color can be experienced with all five senses. Try it.

 

5. Your poem must be entitled, MIDNIGHT ROMANCE(you can change it after the contest).

6. Please watch your SPELLING and GRAMMAR. Too many errors = NA.

7. Please use normal font, no italics or bold.

8. Please NO NAMES.

9. Have Fun!!

 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Seven 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.

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Date: 10/7/2017 1:38:00 PM
Thanks for the contest, let's see what I can do with it, win or lose it is about the writing!
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Date: 10/6/2017 7:09:00 PM
These kinds of contests with colors inspire such nice poetry.
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Date: 10/6/2017 7:08:00 PM
Will give it a try eventually!!! Sure hard to keep up with all the contests!
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My Past Blog Posts

 
MIDNIGHT ROMANCE CONTEST UPDATE
Date Posted: 11/8/2017 5:55:00 PM
FAKE PROFILES IN CONTESTS AND HARASSMENT
Date Posted: 11/7/2017 3:49:00 PM
MIDNIGHT ROMANCE CONTEST FINALIZED
Date Posted: 11/6/2017 9:10:00 AM
MIDNIGHT ROMANCE CONTEST LAUNCHED
Date Posted: 10/6/2017 3:05:00 PM
AUTUMN RHYME ROYAL CONTEST RESULTS FINALIZED
Date Posted: 10/5/2017 9:52:00 AM
AUTUMN RHYME ROYAL Contest Update
Date Posted: 9/7/2017 11:20:00 AM
AUTUMN RHYME ROYAL Contest now open
Date Posted: 9/5/2017 5:03:00 PM
SUMMER RAIN STORM Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 9/5/2017 4:46:00 PM
SUMMER RAIN STORM CONTEST just opened.
Date Posted: 8/19/2017 2:50:00 PM
SEASON COLOR CONTEST RESULTS FINALIZED
Date Posted: 8/19/2017 12:40:00 PM
MISS MUFFET'S REVENGE
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 1:41:00 PM
NOT RECEIVING SOUP NOTIFICATIONS VIA E-MAIL
Date Posted: 8/3/2017 3:39:00 PM
SEASONAL COLOR POETRY CONTEST
Date Posted: 8/3/2017 1:00:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/4/2017 Klimt: Portrait of a Lady in Black Sonnetart,imagery,
12/2/2017 Winter Moon Trioletlonging,spring,winter,
11/27/2017 I Hear the Winter Sonnetlonging,nature,winter,
11/26/2017 Christmas Rhymes: A Pinch of Grinch Rhymechristmas,humor,parody,
11/24/2017 I've Never Heard Snow Villanelleimagery,seasons,winter,
11/16/2017 I'll Never Know Sonnetautumn,heartbreak,sad lov
11/15/2017 I Saw a Sundrop: Constanza Rhymehope,metaphor,winter,
11/14/2017 Past the Graveyard: Rondeau Rondeaudeath,sad love,winter,
11/12/2017 I Pass the Graveyard Terzanelledeath,sad love,winter,
11/5/2017 Skipping a Stone Sonnetimagery,nature,
10/30/2017 Quiet as a Butterfly Rhymebutterfly,nature,
10/27/2017 A Wish on the Moon Rhymenature,night,
10/24/2017 Still I Run Villanelleautumn,death,truth,
10/24/2017 Setting Sun Trioletautumn,color,nature,
10/23/2017 Late October Rhymeimagery,nature,seasons,wi
10/23/2017 Dog Day Haikuautumn,october,weather,
10/22/2017 Bandit Limerickanimal,cat,humor,
10/20/2017 Grape Harvest Sonnetautumn,color,imagery,meta
10/18/2017 Autumn Sin Rhymeautumn,color,
10/17/2017 Angels' Flight Rhymeimagery,metaphor,poetry,
10/17/2017 Shepherdess in Summer Pantoumimagery,nature,summer,
10/17/2017 Summer Betrayal Sonnetautumn,imagery,lost love,
10/15/2017 Shadowed Night Pantoumlove,night,romantic,
10/10/2017 Stalking Moon Rhymedark,dream,night,
10/10/2017 Ghost Dreams Senryudark,dream,night,
10/9/2017 My Ghosted Face Pantoumhope,peace,truth,
10/9/2017 Wilding Fawn Rhymeautumn,color,metaphor,sea
10/5/2017 Midnight Romance Sonnetdesire,love,romance,
10/4/2017 Naive Autumn Sonnetautumn,nature,
10/4/2017 Future World Free versedestiny,faith,future,hope
10/2/2017 Sevenbits--Diary Verselife,self,truth,
9/30/2017 Autumn Trees ABCautumn,color,imagery,
9/29/2017 An Autumn Leaf's Prayer Ottava rimaautumn,color,hope,
9/28/2017 Whispering Sunset Sonnetnight,sea,sunset,
9/28/2017 Summer's End Ottava rimanostalgia,summer,sunset,
9/25/2017 World Cruise Acrostichistory,humor,travel,
9/23/2017 Poetry of the Road Free verseemotions,freedom,lost lov
9/22/2017 Bloodstained Leaves of Autumn Rhymeautumn,imagery,seasons,sp
9/21/2017 The Mirror of the Lake Sonnetaugust,autumn,seasons,sum
9/16/2017 The Moon in Astrology Limerickhumor,planet,stars,
9/14/2017 Boxing Mohammed Limerickhumor,
9/13/2017 Seguidilla: Mystery Dance Rhymeanxiety,confusion,longing
9/13/2017 Hold Me Like the Moon Free verseearth,longing,love,moon,s
9/11/2017 Bo Peep: The True Story--COLLABORATION Limerickhumor,
9/11/2017 She Falls in Love Ottava rimaautumn,love,seasons,summe
9/9/2017 Silhouette Ottava rimadream,lost love,love,nigh
9/7/2017 The Pickler's Wife Limerickhumor,love,
9/7/2017 An Evil Eye Ottava rimarain,weather,wind,
9/6/2017 Winter Acrostichope,imagery,tree,winter,
9/6/2017 Shadow Moon Sedokamoon,night,
9/4/2017 Whitney2: Suitcase Versehome,hope,
8/30/2017 Bastard Sunrise Free versecolor,future,hope,imagery
8/29/2017 Gone With the Broken Wind Limerickhumor,
8/27/2017 An Early Fall Rhyme royalautumn,color,seasons,summ
8/25/2017 Hot Summer Day Quatrainmemory,nostalgia,rain,sum
8/24/2017 Songless Bird Sedokaautumn,nature,silence,
8/21/2017 Soup Contest Limerickhumorous,poetry,
8/21/2017 A Tattered Web Tankaimagery,insect,summer,wea
8/20/2017 White Angels Ottava rimadeath,lost love,moving on
8/17/2017 Potty in Politics Limerickpolitical,satire,
8/14/2017 The Poet's Five O'clock Shadow Limerickhair,humorous,
8/14/2017 Crepe Myrtle Sedokaimagery,lost love,tree,
8/13/2017 Famous Hollywood Actress Limerickhumorous,
8/13/2017 Rip Tide Tankabeach,imagery,sea,
8/13/2017 Dark Rainstorm Ottava rimadark,imagery,rain,
8/12/2017 Godzilla's Cousin: COLLABORATION Limerickhumorous,
8/11/2017 Not Quite Total Recall Limerickhumorous,memory,
8/11/2017 Miss Muffet's Revenge: COLLABORATION Limerickhumorous,
8/10/2017 Fallen Angel Rhymeangel,fantasy,grief,lost
8/9/2017 Pterodactyl Fling Limerickfantasy,humor,
8/9/2017 Happiness Is Rhymehappiness,word play,
8/6/2017 Crusty Old Hag Limerickhumor,poetry,
8/4/2017 Young Woman at Her Sill Sonnetgrief,loneliness,lost lov
8/2/2017 Surfing the Web Quintain (English)computer,humor,work,
8/2/2017 Sick Old Bird: COLLABORATION Limerickhumor,poetry,
7/30/2017 Two Pairs of Shoes Limerickhumor,
7/29/2017 I Remember Free verseabuse,child,grandmother,m
7/27/2017 My Sanctuary Sonnet Sonnetimagery,love,morning,natu
7/25/2017 Dear Abbieanne Rispettohumor,loneliness,longing,
7/25/2017 Ode to Chocolate-COLLABORATION Limerickcandy,humor,
7/23/2017 The Curse: COLLABORATION Limerickbody,humor,
7/22/2017 1991: My Mother's Funeral Rispettodeath,grief,introspection
7/21/2017 Polly No Wanna Limerickhumor,
7/19/2017 Take Me Somewhere Exotic Imagismcolor,imagery,lost love,m
7/18/2017 Anapestic Pentameter Predicament Limerickhumor,poetry,
7/17/2017 The Poet's Philosophy Monokuhumor,light,poetry,
7/16/2017 Voodoo Personificationimagery,lost love,love,me
7/14/2017 Sweet Citrus Personificationfruit,imagery,lost love,m
7/13/2017 My Zenith as a Photographer Light Poetryhumor,life,
7/13/2017 Not the REBECCA she Envisioned Light Poetrybooks,humor,
7/13/2017 Why is Pink for Girls Limerickcolor,humor,
7/12/2017 Porcelain Peacocks Quintain (English)bird,flower,imagery,metap
7/8/2017 Roses in Seance Sonnetcolor,imagery,rose,
7/7/2017 Poetry Town Light Poetryhumor,words,
7/7/2017 Rainy Night's Walk Rispettohome,imagery,loneliness,n
7/6/2017 Modern Vanity Limerickhumor,parody,
7/6/2017 Someplace Exotic Limerickhumor,
7/5/2017 Far Away: The Heart's Craving Rispettoimagery,inspirational,los
7/5/2017 Poppies: Collaboration with Mystic Rose Quatrainbutterfly,flower,inspirat
7/2/2017 Amethyst Fate Ottava rimaflower,imagery,metaphor,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
I am Nothing But the Color Red Free verseangst,anxiety,red,
Swan Ballerina Pages Personificationpoetess,poetry,
Like You Free verseart,life,love,
The flavor of our love Free versegood morning,
ROSES ARE RED - COLLABORATION WITH RALPH SERGI Rhymeflower,nature,romantic,
To Blossom Gold Sonnetpoetry,
Three Year Old - thinking Couplethumor,kid,
It's You - It's Me Free verselove,
A Winter's Dream Sonnetseasons,
Glass Memories Sonnetage,image,memory,
Tears from the Sun Sonnetcharacter,devotion,fear,s
AUTUMN HAIKU Haikuautumn,nature,tree,
Poe and I Rispettolonely,lost love,
Melted Ice Cream Promises Rhymeallusion,metaphor,perspec
TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
Briar and the Dragonfly Rhymefantasy,good night,
HEAVENLY BODY - LIMERICK COLLABORATION - BAWDY Limerickbody,humorous,
Take me, oh this soul does plead Rhymelove,poetry,
The Eyes Have It Acrosticlove,memory,
On Restless Wings Rhymelost love,
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
Flip Me Over Rhymecare,courage,friendship,
The Eyes have It Sonnetbeautiful,romance,
STOP RIGHT THERE Free verseappreciation,hope,poetry,
I only have this pen Free versefeelings,
Seashells Coupletmemory,
OBSESSION OF SOAPS Light Poetrybio,
Getting Ahead Limerickhumorous,
Hannah has Left Montana Light Poetrygiggle,humorous,word play
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
She Wept In Languished Moan Quintain (English)bereavement,
Displaced in Kathmandu Haibunanxiety,fear,war,
Playing Possum Poker Dramatic Versecorruption,political,trut
To My Dearest Despondent in the West, after Dear Abbieanne, by Dale Gregory Cozart Rispettohumorous,
Hideaway Nights Free verselove,
You never know till you get to know Light Poetryfunny,humor,humorous,imag
AMERICAN DREAMS SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS Free verseamerica,baby,death,murder
My Love Rhyme royallove,
KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White Coupletart,friend,friendship,
Pearls Beneath the Harbor Haibunpeople,places,world war i
We Still Don't Know Why Light Poetryhumorous,
Leaf Sonnetmemory,nature,
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
Coffee Colored Memories Sonnetmemory,morning,
STUNNING SPRING Sonnetbeauty,humor,nature,sprin
Two Pair of Killer Heels Pantoumimagery,lust,sexy,
AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION Limerickbetrayal,body,humorous,
Square Talk Quatraincelebrity,funny,
WHAT'S IN A NAME Limerickhumorous,inspirational,na
SUMMER RAIN Ottava rimarain,
To the moon Quatrainlove,
Dark Earth Folds In The Heart's Red Bloom Classicismart,creation,deep,humanit
Colours of Parisian Nightlife Rhymeromance,summer,
To Sleep Light Poetrycool,dream,winter,
Houston Ottava rimarain,storm,
Summer Rain Ottava rimarain,
FLEEING IRMA Prose Poetrycar,people,religious,stor
Knock Knock I do not know?funny,name,poets,word pla
Writing with Weeping Words Sonnetlost love,memory,
Sunset Constanza Rhymesunset,
Beautiful Solitude Free versebeauty,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Jonathan French United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Dean Wood United States Flag United States Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
lim'rik flats US Minor Outlying Islands Flag US Minor Outlying Islands Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wayne Kingston United States Flag United States Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Mark Massey United States Flag United States Read
PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
Frances Schiavina United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
Carol Connell United States Flag United States Read
John Anderson Australia Flag Australia Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Justin Clason United States Flag United States Read
Gary Smith United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Vee Bdosa United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Jake A. United States Flag United States Read
Darren White Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Michael Vacek United States Flag United States Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Jackie Elston United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read