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Intensity Poetry Contest

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Free verse poetry form only.
Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

I have been specific in mentioning LAKES or STREAMS. Mention of other bodies of water, e.g. rivers, in conjunction with or instead of these will disqualify your poem. // Be careful not to send me what is merely prose that you have put in verses... Only Free Verse writing will be considered, i.e. labelling must match content. // BRAND NEW UPDATE - Having the majority of it in Free Verse, but the first three and last three lines in near rhyme will stop a poem from being among the winning ones.

Contest Description

You are invited to write a NEW poem about LAKES or STREAMS. I must notice your poem has been achieved in a intense way...   For an example of the strong intensity I am looking for, but on a different natural form, see my poem called "A Billion Ponds" here on Poetry Soup, dated 3/17/2019. 



A)  the date,

B)  the title of this contest,

C)  Sponsor - Julia Ward

beneath your striking poem. 

Give your work a noteworthy title...  "A Billion Ponds" made people look. :)  How I got inspiration for THAT was from my reading a typo for a billion pounds (sterling).


What to Submit?

One original and emotional Free Verse poem on the subject of lakes or streams.


First - Tenth prize - Glory.

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.