*PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE CONTEST DESCRIPTION! THANK YOU:-)*
Dazzle me with one of the following titles. The title you choose is also the title of your poem.
3. Look Closely
5. Slow Burn
Yalto" is a form invented by yours truly
Line 1 to 15: 3,4,2,4,5,3,2,3,2,3,3,5,6,1,5 syllables.
This form looks challenging but it's actually easy to write. Did I mention FUN!?:-)
It can be formatted in so MANY different ways!
Here are 5 examples...
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/when_you_smile_1248437 (top of page 1)
Write it under the Verse form
I'm looking for striking imagery, metaphors and depth. Feel free to format your poem however you desire, as long as you stay faithful to the form!
Poem must be NEW, starting from today's date
Check grammar and spelling.
Stay true to the form
Put date, title chosen and name of sponsor at the bottom
No names on your poems
Again, don't forget to date your poems. No date, no placement.
Do NOT alter the title in any way or pick your own, if your intention is to place!
Good luck everybody:-)
1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
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.
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.