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MagiCicada 13 or 17

Contest Judged:  7/1/2019 12:49:00 PM
Sponsored by: Maureen Mcgreavy | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of your choice. 5/3/5 or 5/7/5 syllables

No capitals or punctuation (like haiku)

Magicicada is the genus of the 13-year and the 17-year periodical cicadas of eastern North America. It spends 13, or 17 years underground, before emerging for one short summer. MagiCicada is my own idea for a westernized ku form. I have fun with it, it doesn't need to go anywhere. Magi, Cicada, three wise lines, as loud as you can. No poems on cicadas PLEASE. 



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.

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