As you might guess, this contest has a true back story. The last thing a town would want would be a hidden market. South Harrow prepared for one such, though, when it hid its market behind a railway bridge. As a consequence, there had to be clear painted signs on the bricks of the bridge of "To South Harrow Market" and arrows, one going by the side of pedestrians as they went under the bridge and one seen on front of the bridge as they approached.
That preamble brings me to the contest. You have a word-bank this time!
Compose a poem about a fictitious market (not South Harrow's, therefore), that is hidden. The poem must contain the following words -
NOTE: All the listed words must be written in that *exact* form within the poem. Plus, include the word "market" in the body of the poem. It is not sufficient just to put "market" in the title.
How to incorporate the word "irony" will determine the cleverness of your poem, but think of it, even thinking of having a hidden market is ironic.
The title of your poem must be the name of the fictitious market. I shall look for an amusing, eye-catching name on each of the entries coming in.
What to Submit?
1 original poem on the theme of a hidden market. Any form is acceptable.
My examplar is called "Red Tomato Market" and is dated 3/14/2018.
First - Third Prize - Glory
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.