What to Submit?
One original AND TASTEFUL poem on any theme, leading up to the Romani proverb of "A fly does not enter a closed mouth".
A further instruction THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED regarding the last two lines -
Your penultimate line will need a comma for leading on into your last line of:
For a fly does not enter a closed mouth.
for a fly does not enter a closed mouth.
*** The word "for" or "For" HAS to be in the last line.***
(The capital or small "f" would depend either on style or development.)
Make your poem either wise or funny, depending on what occurs to you for the main subject.
Any form is acceptable.
My examplar is "Gossip Here, Gossip There", dated 8/7/2019.
First - Third 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.
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.