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Delightful Dizains

Contest Judged:  4/19/2020 5:10:00 AM
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Contest Winner Medal 1 The Long Train Ride John Watt
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Land of Legerdemain Reason A. Poteet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Sunset Stain Evelyn Judy Buehler
Contest Winner Medal 1 Rain Dripped Lilac Lips Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 Elemental Ring Chain Howard Kerr
Contest Winner Medal 2 My Garden Will Need ''Rain'' Constance La France
Contest Winner Medal 3 Complain Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Rain of Pain Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Rain's Refrain Gregory Richard Barden
Contest Winner Medal 3 BETTERMENT GAIN Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 3 The Silverton Train Mark Koplin
4 A Friend In Pain Mark Anthony Bartolo
4 A Poet's Pain Janis Thompson
4 Spring-Summer Rain Eve Roper
4 Romantic Domain CayCay Jennings
5 FADING BRAIN Bryn Strudwick
5 Twain Hearts Domain Hilo Poet
5 Pain Mohan Chutani
5 Break the Chain Jenish Somadas
6 Rain Dance Kai Michael Neumann
6 Time and Again charlotte watkins
6 Your brain Christine Bialczak

Contest Description

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. 

English Language

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.