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Jeff Kyser is a retired software developer who lives with his wife Frances right ‘round the bend in rural Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. A late comer to the world of poetry, he has been writing contemplative and whimsical pieces on family, on redemption, and on faith for the last several years. His eight grandchildren are the source for much of his inspiration, fueling a desire to spur their imagination and to share his life’s journey with them.

Write an Ode results posted

Blog Posted:3/8/2023 3:27:00 PM


Thanks to all who participated in the Write an Ode Poetry Contest!


I was sad to reject a number of poems for a number of reasons:

  • subject not a common, inanimate household object
  • not 3 stanzas
  • not a praise extolling the virtues of your selected object
  • no rhyme pattern characteristic of an ode

However, there were plenty of great entries, lifting up their object of praise, in varied rhyme schemes with different line lengths, some serious, some quite humorous, to which I say, well done!

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Date: 3/9/2023 7:40:00 PM
Thanks for hosting, Jeff ~ big effort.
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Date: 3/8/2023 9:15:00 PM
Thank you, Jeff, for the inspiration and my placement, it was a pleasant surprise:) congratulations to all other winners too:)
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Date: 3/8/2023 8:35:00 PM
This was a fun contest idea Jeff, thanks for hosting!
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2/24/2023 Cyclops Psyops Otheranger,
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