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Swap Meet Poetry Contest

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Quatrain poetry form only.
Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 20, 2019
18 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Carol Connell | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

4/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

Please makes sure you read the rules and that you are submitting a SWAP quatrain as opposed to a regular quatrain.

Contest Description

For this contest, I am only accepting a favorite form of mine known as a Swap Quatrain.

The Swap Quatrain was created by Lorraine M. Kanter.

Within the Swap Quatrain each stanza in the poem must be a quatrain (four lines) where the first line is reversed in the fourth line. In addition, line 2 must rhyme with line 1, and line 3 must rhyme with line 4 and so on, BUT not repeat the same rhyming pattern on subsequent stanzas.

Rhyming pattern: AABB, CCDD, and so on.  

Since this form is not listed specifically on this site, just submit it as a quatrain.


What to Submit?

1 original, NEW  poem on one of the following themes 





5. Righteousness


7. Kindness

8. Joy

9. Peace

10. Self Control 

Your poem can be 4 or 5 stanzas long, but no shorter than 4 or longer than 5 stanzas.
 I have written an example of this type of poem on my poetry page entitled, What The Bible Means To Me, if you wish to view it. 


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
and so on up to 10.

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. You can title your poem however you would like, but please put SQ after the title, so I don't read it ahead of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to soupmail me, and thank you in advance for your entries!

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.