What to Submit?
Simon and Garfunkle are two of my favorite songwriters, listen to and study the meaning of the lyrics of the song SOUND OF SILENCE. Then, write a poem in free verse with your take on the meaning of the song. You can modernize it if you choose but make the meaning clear. No short or excessively long poems 10 to 40 lines. Please adhere to free verse form( means no discernible rhyme scheme) although using rhyme in a subtle way will earn extra points. Free verse is not prose, or didactic, or narrative. Any prose or common speak will not place.
Only 10 placements so do your best.
REMEMBER NO NAMES PLEASE DATE YOUR POEM, NEW POEMS ONLY.
PLEASE TITLE YOUR POEM WITH SOS AT THE END EG END OF TIMES S.O.S
SO I DON'T READ IT BY MISTAKE, I LIKE TO JUDGE BLIND.
THANKS AND WRITE ME A BEAUTY
Ten placements only.
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.