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Poetry is an art form I've enjoyed for many years. I'm particularly fond of the lyrical flow of classical poetry and so make use of several of the better-known forms, like the sonnet, Rubaiyat, couplet, and quatrain.

I also post my poems at my website,

Dewdrops Contest - A Further Reminder

Blog Posted:6/18/2022 7:53:00 PM

From what has so far been submitted, I can see it will be a challenge to judge the entries in this contest!

As an additional reminder, please ensure the required ABAABB rhyme scheme is adhered to. If not, out of fairness to those who are adhering to the rules, the poem will not place. This is something I would very much hate to see, especially in the case of an otherwise exceptional piece.

Also, I have seen a couple of poems exceeding the required six lines per stanza. Too, some are not keeping with the required eight-syllable count on at least one line, going over or under by one syllable. In these cases, the fix would be simple and would not spoil the line. Please double-check your entries and make corrections as needed.

Thank you!

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Date: 6/19/2022 8:00:00 AM
Angel, thanks again for the reminder blog, I will check my poem but fairly confident I followed your rules, best of luck with your contest as judging is never easy, blessings ~Constance
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Date: 6/19/2022 8:55:00 AM
Thank you, Constance. I will do the best I can when judging each poem. I'm also keeping in mind that this is an international poetry site, not just an American one, and thus allowances may need to be made in cases of grammar or spelling. I won't be overly strict on this point. However, I will be so when it comes to adhering to the form used, i.e., the number of required lines and rhyme scheme.

My Past Blog Posts

Last Reminder - Dewdrops Contest
Date Posted: 6/24/2022 5:31:00 PM
Dewdrops Contest - A Further Reminder
Date Posted: 6/18/2022 7:53:00 PM
Dewdrops Contest - Reminders
Date Posted: 6/17/2022 7:46:00 PM
Interlocking Rubaiyat Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 11/3/2021 7:44:00 AM
Hosting My First Contest - Interlocking Rubaiyat
Date Posted: 10/3/2021 9:19:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/21/2022 Her Vow Balladlost love,love,remember,s
3/25/2022 The Pain She Bears Rhymeappreciation,depression,d
3/2/2022 A Poem Lovely As Thee Coupletbeauty,poetry,words,
3/1/2022 Beauty And Grace Villanelleappreciation,beautiful,be
2/27/2022 The Road To Life Coupletbible,endurance,faith,fut
2/27/2022 The Will To Live Villanelledeath,faith,life,time,
2/25/2022 The Last Winter Storm Villanelleseasons,snow,spring,storm
2/21/2022 The River Bend Sonnetbereavement,lost love,mem
1/23/2022 The Night Will End Quatrainabuse,hope,humanity,world
11/14/2021 The Last Red Tear Rubaiyatautumn,change,seasons,sno
11/2/2021 Again Quatrainage,longing,old,youth,
10/22/2021 Blue Marble Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,earth,sk
10/20/2021 Which One Is The Rose Rhymeappreciation,beauty,roman
10/17/2021 Merging Dreams Free versebutterfly,dream,romantic,
10/17/2021 Beautiful Fall Acrosticautumn,beautiful,october,
10/17/2021 The Unknown Path Free versedesire,dream,longing,
10/15/2021 One Last Candle Sonnetlove,marriage,storm,toget
10/13/2021 Unforgotten Quatrainheartbreak,lost love,rela
10/13/2021 Urban Warfare Quatrainhumor,
10/12/2021 Walk With Me Free versehusband,love,marriage,rom
10/12/2021 Pawn Sonnetgames,
10/12/2021 This Leaf Free versepassion,romantic love,sim
10/11/2021 Darkened Soul Quatraindepression,longing,sad,
10/11/2021 Shades of Gray Rubaiyatdepression,longing,sad,
10/3/2021 End of Summer Enclosed Rhymeautumn,seasons,summer,
9/22/2021 Autumn's Hand Villanelleautumn,beauty,seasons,sep
9/15/2021 A New World Rubaiyatchange,faith,hope,paradis
9/14/2021 Nightmare Rubaiyatallegory,child,dream,
9/13/2021 Autumn's Return Quatrainautumn,color,seasons,sept
9/12/2021 Doomsday Clock Sonnethate,hope,peace,war,
9/2/2021 Autumn Tears Quatrainautumn,beauty,change,red,
9/1/2021 Lazy Summer Days Rubaiyataugust,beach,ocean,season
8/15/2021 Till Death Us Part Quatrainanniversary,marriage,roma
7/29/2021 Acceptance Pantoumbody,health,
1/17/2021 Blue Jay Haikubeauty,bird,blue,song,
1/15/2021 The Name We Leave Rubaiyatcharacter,identity,rememb
1/13/2021 Alone With Silence Rubaiyatchange,faith,silence,soci
12/25/2020 Winter's Hold Sonnetseasons,snow,spring,winte
12/10/2020 Hall of Dreams Quatraindream,imagination,poems,p
12/6/2020 A Walk At Night Quatrainlove,moon,night,romance,s
11/29/2020 The Choice Sonnetcourage,devotion,enduranc
11/26/2020 Before He Goes Rhymedeath,farewell,for her,po
11/24/2020 To The King of The North Rhymebible,endurance,judgement
11/21/2020 Winter's Broken Promise Pantoumseasons,snow,winter,
11/15/2020 O Death Enclosed Rhymebible,death,faith,hope,st
11/10/2020 Strength To Cope Trioletendurance,faith,hope,trus
11/1/2020 November's Early Kiss Laynovember,october,seasons,
10/25/2020 Facing The Storms Sonnetendurance,faith,hope,life
10/18/2020 An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
10/15/2020 Autumnal Days Quintain (English)autumn,beauty,change,octo
10/11/2020 Inner Beauty Sonnetage,beauty,flower,romanti
6/7/2020 Oppose Darkness Quaternendurance,faith,truth,
5/24/2020 To Death I Spoke Coupletdeath,dream,faith,hope,li
5/15/2020 A Healing In The Woods Sonnetage,fear,loneliness,memor
5/12/2020 Velvet Sky Sonnetbeauty,bible,creation,ear
5/12/2020 Spiritual Warfare Sonnetbible,devotion,endurance,
5/10/2020 Songs of Sunset Quatrainbird,poetry,song,sunset,
5/8/2020 Endless Dream Sonnetdream,imagery,romance,
5/7/2020 The Book of Motherhood Rhymechildren,mother,
5/7/2020 Intangible Coupletbeach,lost love,memory,ro
5/6/2020 See With Eyes of Faith Quatrainbible,faith,paradise,
5/6/2020 Come, See Coupletbible,encouraging,hope,pa
5/6/2020 Long Is A Poet's Night Quatrainmuse,poems,write,writing,
5/5/2020 Winter's Call Sonnetbeauty,seasons,snow,winte
5/5/2020 The Cell Tells Sonnetappreciation,creation,lif
5/4/2020 If Only Quatrainmarriage,poetry,relations
5/3/2020 Winter's Breath Quintain (English)seasons,snow,spring,winte
5/2/2020 Should Words Fail Me Quatrainlove,marriage,romantic,wi
5/2/2020 Dance of The Maple Seeds Rubaiyatappreciation,beauty,seaso
5/2/2020 Endless Bloom Sonnetappreciation,beautiful,lo
5/1/2020 Seasons Quatrainautumn,seasons,spring,sum
5/1/2020 Godly Faith Villanellededication,faith,religiou
4/29/2020 Write Your Dreams Rubaiyatdream,muse,poems,poetry,p
4/29/2020 To You, My Wife Villanellelove,romance,song,wife,
4/28/2020 What She Wants Quatrainlove,marriage,romance,wif
4/26/2020 Fleeting Peace Sonnetdeath,hate,peace,war,
4/26/2020 These Things Quatrainappreciation,beauty,earth

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Fav Poems

DEATH, WHERE ARE YOU Rhymeanxiety,death,grief,lonel
All too Soon Quatraindeath,life,
FOREVER AUTUMN Light Versedeath,seasons,tree,
From Lily's Womb Coupletbirth,flower,
ANOTHER TIME Dramatic Verseage,identity,
My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs Free versebetrayal,dark,emotions,he
Swallowed by the Night Rhymeanalogy,break up,heartbre
seasonal transitions Sonnetautumn,seasons,
Arise My Son Rubaiyatchild,son,
Beautiful Mystery Sonnetdream,lost love,memory,my
Jubilee Coupletfantasy,happy,joy,
Life's Truth Coupletpain,rain,
Still I Run Villanelleautumn,death,truth,
These Days Rubaiyatworld,
Rumors of Unicorns Rubaiyatjourney,symbolism,

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