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ILMO My Mom 06-24-29-08-04-09--90th Heavenly Birthday--The Most Beautiful Sonnet

Contest Judged:  8/12/2019 4:57:00 PM
Sponsored by: Hilo Poet | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

2 year old mom with grandma, 1931

2 year old mom with grandma, 1931


What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Beautiful, nature, people, places, universe, etherealism, please, no religious referencing as my mom was a pious woman, whereto, cash being offered and the church--do not mix. Sonnet form only--nothing to do with my mom, I am just honoring her recent 90th Heavenly birthday, whereto, 'twas a joyous moment in her twilight years.

*NEW ONLY--Sonnets 14 lines, ten syllables (PS Syllable/Grammar Check) will be either of two rhyming schemes: (separate stanzas)

First Scheme: 

1st      1a, 2a, 3b, 4b,

2nd     5c, 6c, 7d, 8d,

3rd      9e, 10e, 11f, 12f,

4th      13g, 14g,

Second Scheme: Exemplar my poem 'SUICIDE RIPOSTE'                                        

1st      1a, 2b, 3a, 4b, (lines 1a & 2b repeats at the end, lines 13a & 14b)

2nd     5c, 6d, 7c, 8d,

3rd      9e, 10f, 11e, 12f

4th      13a, 14b, (lines 13a & 14b repeats from the beginning, lines 1a & 2b)


First Prize, Trophy $100
Second Prize, Glory $50
Third Prize, Glory $25

Fourth through Tenth, per category Glory $10

***NOTE: There is a small window of 10 days after the disclosure of all 10 winners have been announced, that mailing addresses have been received by me via soupmail, lest forfeiture of winning(s). International community inclusive, winnings will be sent via USPS, American currency only. Not responsible for delivery issues.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — illustrations or fancy fonts welcomed. 

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.

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