My last contest brought in some excellent entries, some that could easily have placed higher. i am now looking for your best Dizain (10 lines, 10 syllables per line, ababbccdcd). Your poem is to be about words that rhyme with the last three letters of "dizain" - rain, train, plain, etc., or plane, lane, crane, etc. Plenty of choice, but must rhyme exactly, so words like maim, claim, lame etc not acceptable. I've written one called "Rain Renewal" to be read if you want to, but obviously you will have plenty of ideas of your own. Please use the chosen word at least two or three times.
Dizain form only
March 22 2020 - There seems to be a bit of confusion about this contest. The dizain is meant to be about a word rhyming with "AIN" and should be included in your title. Supposing you choose the word "gain," that should be in your title, and used at least once in your rhyme scheme, then another few times within the poem. My poem "Golden Grain" is an example.
Date from March 20 2020
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.