What to Submit?
One original poem on the theme of "Unanswered Questions"
Think of a question that has been haunting you, one that has never been answered, or a theoretical question that poses a super complicated or relative answer.
Write me a COUPLET (The only acceptable form) either 2 or 4 lines, no more, describing the question and why it doesn't have an answer, in the format below:
Line 1: Pose the question
(Ex: is emptiness a feeling, if you can't feel anymore?)
Line 2: Why can't it be answered/How does the question make you feel?
(It's like opening an invisible door)
Lines 3&4: optional for further explanations.
This is NOT a rhyme battle, so you won't be placed on how great your rhyme is, but it is a couplet, and they generally have some rhythm and exact rhymes, so keep that in mind.
I'm excited to read your responses! Happy writing!
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.