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Dabbling in Poetry Forms - Contest Judged - gautami phookan's Blog

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Dabbling in Poetry Forms - Contest Judged

Blog Posted:4/1/2014 7:15:00 AM
Thanking all the participants who entered their poems in my contest. As I had first thought I'd select only 10, I couldn't when I saw the poems. They were such an interesting mix of forms, which I hadn't truly expected. I loved them, took great pleasure in reading them.. I develop a fondness for the poems which I receive in my contests and I get a feeling like those poems that you send to me, share with me are partly mine too, since I easily attach to everything that comes close.

Judging this contest was a great deal of hard work. The poems which placed higher were to me like a revelation made through art! The level of difficulty in writing those forms, what profound emotion I could read, craftsmanship of words and phrases, a uniqueness that I was looking for; and also the beauty and originality of thought in some of those poems just blew me away. I also considered the length of poems , but not always since sometimes it is a short poem that grabs your attention more and reaches to you, rather than a long wishy-washy and tedious write.

So here are the 20 winners of this contest... (I yet don't know who wrote these poems, so I can't add the names.. shall add later)  The sequence is how they appear on my contest page Round 3.

1st    Archaic Heraldry   (Verse-Iambic Decapentasyllabic or Political verse) 
          - Giorgio A. V.

1st    Beneath the Copper Trees  ( Terzanelle)             -  Carrie Richards

2nd   Pictures at an Exhibition Female symphonies by Picasso and Ravel
          (Rhyme)   - Elly Wouterse

2nd   Memories on Branches (Quatrain)      - Kelly Deschler

2nd   The Abbey Garden (Ballade)    - Kim Bond

3rd   The Play of Light (Villanelle)      - Mike Jones

3rd   City of Thirsty Soul  (Rispetto)   - Reason A. Poteet

3rd   Soaked in Dew ( Pantoum)    - Nette Onclaud

3rd    A Mermaid and Three Fishermen ( Retourne Form)  - Dr Ram Mehta

4th    Water Portraits ( Crystalline) - Barbara Gorelick

4th    Sleep ( Etheree)   - Ralph Sergi

4th    The Seasons of Love (Quatrain)  - Andrea Dietrich

5th    The Seasons ( couplets)   - Joyce Johnson

5th    Feminine Intentions ( Quatrain)   - F. J. Thomas

6th    Trust ( Rondeau)  -  Ronald Zammit

6th    Marriage is Not Meant For This Generation (Reverse or palindrome Poem)
         - Adeleke Adeite

7th    Eggs Benedict (Epulaeryu)  -  Robert Pettit

7th    Blow The Winds Slowly (Etheree) - Seren Roberts

7th    The Evil Intruder  (Dizain)   - Tim Smith

7th    For Every Month of March in Every Year ( Acrostic) 

Abdulhafeez Oyewole

Saying Thank YOu once again and....Big Congrats to All The Winners!


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Date: 4/2/2014 2:35:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Gautami. I do appreciate it! Congratulations to all of the winners! :)
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Date: 4/3/2014 3:11:00 AM
My pleasure Kelly,, It was a joy to read your poem! Thank you and Congratulating once again for your winning write... and I also have to thank you for honoring my poem in your contest "Every Rose has its Thorn".. a beautiful theme. It inspired and urged so many here to create some very good work. love to you dear...
Date: 4/1/2014 3:02:00 PM
i enjoyed this one, gautami.. cheers to all who joined and more light/ love to you.. thank you; namaste!.. huggs
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gautami phookan
Date: 4/1/2014 5:28:00 PM
Love you too nette , you were awesome as always.. Congrats my sweet friend and thank you so much for gracing my contest!
Date: 4/1/2014 8:35:00 AM
I made an exception this time, where I overlooked the rules,, 1. The poem- "Pictures at an Exhibition..." got placed, even though it was not exactly in the category of definite structured verse I'd asked for. I couldn't eliminate it still. The poetic material simply overwhelmed me... and 2. Dr Ram's Poem, where his name got mentioned(I'm sure erroneously)but here also, because of it's excellent form which I wanted introduced, and it being very wisely written with that element of cuteness I love so much. I simply love that child like quality when I see in a poem. So, I kept them. I deducted 1 point from each and placed them one place lower.
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