Sour Grapes - Update!!!
Blog Posted:9/5/2018 2:44:00 PM
There have been approximately 3 of the "30 something" entries that have complied with contest instructions. "Sour Grapes" refers to an Aesop's fable about a fox that tried to reach a bunch of grapes on a vine. After several futile attempts to reach them he failed. And as a result, he stated that they were probably sour anyway. This is the basic theme for this contest. It's not about grapes or anything in particular, it's simply about wanting or striving for something and when you fail to achieve it, complaining that the goal and/or those you deemed responsible for your failure were never worthy of the pursuit...thus "sour grapes".
Also, I have had several entries that do not comply with the PS sonnet form or the internet "shakespearean" form (not even close) and rhyming pattern -abab cdcd efef gg - Also, it must be titled "Sour Grapes".
I have extended the contest one week. Since this is a blind contest, I cannot email anyone concerning their entry...I don't know who entered what. I have an example on my site so you can get a nudge in the right direction - "Sour Grapes". If the poem does not fit the catagory it will not place. At this point, this will be an easy one to judge since only about 3 entries fit the catagory.
Thanks...and give me some of them "Sour Grapes". I know we all have it in us!!!!