What to Submit?
One, NEW, original poem on the theme of "CHREMAMORPHISM", and this is, essentially, attributing the qualities of an inanimate object to a person, (the OPPOSITE of personification). The form of this new poem is something I am trying to create, (or verify as an already substantiated form), and since I've yet to find it elsewhere, I'm naming it "MINUANETTA", (taken from "minuas", the Latin word for "subtract").
Minuanetta is comprised on at least SIX stanzas, each stanza consistent with itself in rhyme, and decreasing in the number of lines with each stanza, with the final stanza created of one line of the rhyme of each stanza ... in short a rhyme scheme of (at least) AAAAA, BBBB, CCC, DD, E, ABCDE. It must have a least this many lines, (20), but you can add more, as long as you follow the same form, (and you may add a final, separate tag line, if you wish, but it must rhyme with the last line or repeat it in whole or in part) ...
Put the date of your write and the name of the contest at the bottom of your poem, and please enjoy creating! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to Soup Mail me at any time. Stick to the FORM, (enter under "Rhyme"), the THEME, (chremamorphism), and check SPELLING and GRAMMAR, (I don't disqualify for these, but it may be a deciding factor on placement), and you should do well! Please do NOT put your NAME anywhere on the poem or it will be DQ'd ...
If you'd like an example, please see my poem called "U R My Drug"
First Prize, Most Glory
Second Prize, More Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Multiple placements will be awarded this time!
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — fancy fonts, photos or gif's are welcome, if you feel it enhances the poem.
Poems should be in competent ENGLISH. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless the translation contains proper grammar and spelling.
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.