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Poetry is an art form I have enjoyed for many years. I am particularly fond of the lyrical flow of classical poetry. I employ simplicity of words in my poems, but equally enjoy poetry in which elegant words and expressions are skillfully used.

Interlocking Rubaiyat Contest Finalized

Blog Posted:11/3/2021 7:44:00 AM

Thank you, to all who participated in this contest. And congratulations to the winners! I tried judging the poems as objectively as possible, reading and re-reading each one to ensure fairness. In the end, the finalists are the ones I felt were the best from all the poems submitted.
I looked for good meter and rhythm. I did allow for near rhymes, but deducted points in cases where they threw the cadence off or if not near-rhymes at all.

A line or two in several poems had less than the required syllables—seven in some cases and nine in others—instead of the required eight. Points were deducted in such cases as well.

Allowing for the use of trochee resulted in creative writing in several of the poems.

Again, congratulations to all the winners!

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Date: 11/3/2021 8:35:00 PM
Thanks so much for sponsoring this contest... making me write an "interlocking Rubaiyat" for the first time... since I've been using the "plain rubaiyat" according to the PS definition. Likewise, congrats to the winners!!! God bless you.
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Date: 11/3/2021 9:26:00 PM
Thank you, Beata. I'm delighted you accepted the challenge and participated. I did enjoy reading your poem as well.
Date: 11/3/2021 8:33:00 PM
Wow, thanks so much for this contest. It greatly inspired me, Angel. I appreciate it so much. Congrats to all!
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Date: 11/3/2021 9:19:00 PM
Thank you for participating, Andrea. I very much enjoyed reading your poem; I could sense the emotions expressed. It was a very tough call between the top two placements. Thanks again!
Date: 11/3/2021 12:48:00 PM
A fun and challenging contest. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in something new. Contests like this offer writers the chance to expand on their poetic ability. Big Congrats to all your winners.
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Angel L Villanueva
Date: 11/3/2021 9:10:00 PM
Thank you, Natasha. I'm glad many took on the challenge of writing in this form. Though there were only seven placements, other entries too were a joy to read.
Date: 11/3/2021 8:52:00 AM
My congratulations to the winners of a very tough contest, in my humble opinion. Angel did a spendid job of sponsoring and judging the entries. Congratulations on his success, as well.
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Angel L Villanueva
Date: 11/3/2021 11:36:00 AM
I appreciate your encouraging words, Milton. Thank you. It's always a challenge to learn a new form or to continue using one we don't particularly like. But it resulted in some beautiful poems written for this contest.
Date: 11/3/2021 8:23:00 AM
Angel, thanks for the contest and congratulations to the winners~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Angel L Villanueva
Date: 11/3/2021 11:30:00 AM
Thank you, Constance. :)

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