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Grace and solitude

Contest Judged:  5/9/2020 4:16:00 PM
Sponsored by: John Hamilton | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 Grace and Solitude Gregory Richard Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 Grace and Solitude Sam Kauffman
Contest Winner Medal 2 Solitude Debjani Mitra
Contest Winner Medal 2 An Emerald Parasol Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 GRACE AND SOLITUDE IN GOD'S PRESENCE Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 2 Grace and Solitude Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 2 Grace and Solitude Thomas Wells
Contest Winner Medal 2 Grace And Solitude Gary Smith
Contest Winner Medal 2 Grace And Solitude Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 3 Grace and Solitude Constance La France
Contest Winner Medal 3 Grace and Solitude Lonna Blodgett
Contest Winner Medal 3 GRACE AND SOLITUDE Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 3 Grace and Solitude Winged Warrior
4 Grace and Solitude Janice Canerdy
4 Grace And Solitude John Watt
4 Grace and Solitude Andrea Dietrich
4 Grace and Solitude Mohan Chutani
4 Grace and Solitude Sandra Haight
5 That's when I met you Parimal gangurde
5 Divine Truths CayCay Jennings
5 Grace and Solitude Richard Tipping
5 Grace and solitude Mary Taylor

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of  Grace and Solitude. Must be a NEW write!!

Only rhyme form is acceptable. Looking for beautiful phrasing and unique word pairings. Tell me what it is that keeps you calm in the chaos. IS IT LOVE? IS IT NATURE? IS IT SPIRITUALITY?

From minimum 12 lines to 24 lines. Any rhyme scheme you like, I enjoy internal rhyme so a higher placement will result if you use it. Enclosed rhyme or rhyme scheme ABBA are not my fave so if you choose to use it expect a lower placement. Remember I am looking for exact rhyme, not close rhyme, or near rhyme or imperfect rhyme...get the picture?

Name your poem Grace and Solitude so I don't read it by mistake. I like to judge blind so help me out by not using your name or any identifying marks.

Please check your spelling and grammar, it's the least a writer should do.

WARNING  Do NOT enter any poem you like that has nothing to do with the theme or contest criteria!!

I have stopped doing contests because I am tired of submissions that don't follow the contest criteria.

I'm sorry but if I get ONE more submission that ignores the contest criteria I will STOP permanently from doing contests, so please...DON'T DO IT!!

Now after all that... write me a beauty I know I will get some extraordinary writes...dazzle me people!!


First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
A total of up to 25 multiple placements

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.