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Hello, I’m Nina :-) 

I have been dipping in and out of poetry since I was very young - in fact one of my most treasured possessions is a book of poems I wrote when I was six. (That and my copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes - which I still love to this day!) As a teenager I used to gift little rhymes to my friends to cheer them up but I never seriously continued my scribbling into adulthood.

If you’d told me a year ago how much poetry I’d be writing today, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. My brain was fogged by baby brain and, unbeknown to me, an undiagnosed illness. Towards the end of 2017, the baby brain began to improve, I got the illness under control, and with a burst of joy at its new-found clarity and creativity, my brain started to spew forth poetry as never before! I seized the moment, started a blog (called “It All Rhymes”) and with that going down well, joined Poetry Soup in January 2018. So far, I’ve not looked back!

In “real life”, I’m a Marketing Manager and I live in Wiltshire, UK with my fabulous husband and two wonderful, exhausting boys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Quirky Tercets :-)

Blog Posted:5/3/2019 7:52:00 AM

Just a big thank you to everyone who had a go at the Terza Rima form for my Quirky Tercets contest. I tried the form in a random "choose-a-new-form-and-try-it" moment and really liked the way the rhymes felt like they arose organically, so decided to share the joy in a contest.

One thing I wish I hadn't done is insist on iambic metre. Yes, the PS definition of the form called for it, but snce launching the contest, I've tried the form out without metre, and I find it really enhanced that "organic" feel I mentioned. But, as, I did ask for iambic metre, some poems which I really enjoyed have ended up as honourable mentions. But they're really worth a look!

Congratulations to the winners. You should know the standard was excellent in this contest. Some contests I find I can judge on feel, but in this one, the entries had different strengths so I took to a score sheet to make sure I took all factors (rhyme scheme, metre, quirkiness and my general enjoyment) into account. It was close!

There were only two disqualifications for "missing" the rhyme scheme, and, for once, no entries that were completely irrelevant! Hurray!

Sorry I don't have time to praise each winner on this blog, but I will come round and comment on them individually over the next day or so. 

Nina x

 

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Date: 5/4/2019 5:15:00 PM
If you're going to write a tercet it may as well be quirky (or was it twerky? Hmmm)
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Date: 5/3/2019 6:25:00 PM
thanks so much for my placement, Nina. I saw many good entries. It was an inspiring contest!
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Date: 5/3/2019 5:57:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nina, I greatly appreciate the placement ... I have rarely worked harder on a poem, (and yes, I AM trying to challenge myself lately, sometimes adding another requirement or two to what's already asked for ... I felt like I wasn't growing or something - OCD overlap, lol). Huge congrats to all those who placed! :-) <3
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Date: 5/3/2019 1:46:00 PM
thanks for my placement Nina, I struggle with iambic metre so I'm grateful to get an HM and be on your list:-) my congrats to the winners:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/3/2019 2:07:00 PM
You’re welcome Jan! The HM section is actually a real box of delights! And despite this contest having the fewest entries of any of my contests, it has the longest winners’ list because there were so many brilliant poems!

My Past Blog Posts

 
Quirky Tercets :-)
Date Posted: 5/3/2019 7:52:00 AM
What Rhymes 2: Cross-Border Disorder
Date Posted: 4/23/2019 11:36:00 AM
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Date Posted: 4/3/2019 1:00:00 PM
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Date Posted: 3/6/2019 3:52:00 PM
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Date Posted: 2/23/2019 8:55:00 AM
Capture That Emotion - Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 2/13/2019 3:50:00 PM
Capture That Emotion Contest
Date Posted: 2/12/2019 1:27:00 PM
Villanelle Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 1/26/2019 2:38:00 PM
What Rhymes 1: Where do you draw the rhyme line?
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 10:38:00 AM
Congratulations to the ABB contest winners!
Date Posted: 1/8/2019 12:53:00 PM
Our blogs and social media feeds
Date Posted: 12/23/2018 5:44:00 AM
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Date Posted: 12/21/2018 10:53:00 AM
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Date Posted: 10/4/2018 3:27:00 PM
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A Rattling Rhyme - Fabulously Finalised!
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A Rattling Rhyme - Update
Date Posted: 8/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
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