What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of ..... Love is Actually [add your own word] . => use this as the title of your poem, The form required is Rispetto, which is an Italian form of poetry with 8 lines, consisting of two rhymed quatrains, or an octave (8-line stanza), with a strict meter. There should be 11 syllables per line with the rhyming pattern of abababcc.
Much has been written about love - what more can be said? This is a chance to say something different!
Please date your new poems and no names please - the usual rules apply. Have fun!
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Up to seven Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your new poem online. Format your poem using the Rispetto form. Please make your entry easy to read - no fancy fonts, but add an image if you like. Add a date at the bottom
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.