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English sonnet lost love

Contest Judged:  2/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Sponsored by: John Hamilton | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 The Only Love I'll Ever Know Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Sadly Musing Life and Love John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 2 In Belladonna Berries Love Was Paid Susan Ashley
Contest Winner Medal 2 Lost Love craig cornish
Contest Winner Medal 2 Duchess and the Dunce Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 3 Pale Heart CayCay Jennings
Contest Winner Medal 3 Lost Love Lu Loo
Contest Winner Medal 3 Lost Love Sandra Haight
4 The Ghost of Romance Janis Thompson
4 Lost Love george seal
4 When Sky Turned Nonchalant Andrea Dietrich
5 A Lover, Nonchalant Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode
5 Lost Love Heidi Sands
5 The vanishment of passion John Beam
6 CURSED Line Gauthier
7 Love Unrequited Sarban Bhattacharya
7 love Donna Roberts
8 Lost Love Eve Roper
8 My Lasting Memory Of You harry horsman
8 Lost Love Anisha Dutta
8 She's A Good Girl Emile Pinet
8 LOST LOVE Mick Talbot
8 Lost Love Probir Gupta
8 Dunes of Broken Heart Subimal Sinha-Roy
9 Sailor's Song DM Babbit
9 Lost Love Betty Janko

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Lost love

Sonnet form only is acceptable.  Must be an English sonnet 10 syllables per line

Rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

Must use these words somewhere in the poem, no specific order.

1. Furtive 2. Nonchalant 3. Humble 4. Shallow 5. Ascetic

My criteria for scoring each worth 10 points 1. Structure(rhyme, syllable count)  2. Flow 3. Emotive (must make me feel something) 4. Vocabulary Unique word pairings or words seldom used in poetry. Potential 40 points perfect score acheived only once before in my 2 and a half years here. Write me a beauty! Enjoy!!


First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
Up to eight multiple placements according to score

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.