What to Submit?
Please submit a poem any theme you want starting with "I smiled when" using the rhyme scheme (ABAB, CCDD, EFGH, II) This is a form I created. Also in the last "stanza" NOT the couplet. You must re-arrange the words in lines AB & AB in the first stanza. *See my example in my latest poem "Ninety-Nine Years" In addition, you can only use (8) syllables in each line, no more or less. I know this is not the traditional sonnet but I like to be creative as you know. You can choose any title you desire but please put a CT at the end so that I don't accidentally read it.
PS: To all my friends, I hope you are all doing well. I have not been able to get back into the Soup for a while because of some personnal issues and some computer problems (lol). Sorry I've been unable to read your magnificient poetry...looking forward to reading it again. All the best, Charlie
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
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.