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Word Morph Poem Poetry Contest

Rhyme poetry form only.
Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
35 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jesse Rowe | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

Please make the poem title have the text Word Morph in it so I don't read it. ... Please bold the words of the word morph or include them after the poem. ... The first and last words don't need to be opposite, but it is fun if they are related in some way. ... Words for the morph can be any length, but 3-5 letters is probably going to be ideal for the 4-8 lines required.

Contest Description

What to Submit?

A Word Morph Poem is a poem using each word of a word morph in the lines of a rhyming poem. First, what is a word morph?
A word morph is a sequence of words where only one letter is changed at a time that morphs the word into a new word. Example: CAT - COT - COG - DOG
A great resource for creating word morphs is

Next, to make it into a poem, you need to use each word on each line of the poem. Every line of the poem MUST rhyme! The first word of the entire poem must be the first word [preceeding articles (a, an, the) are allowed) and the last word of the poem is the final word of the word morph.

For example (using the above word morph)
Cats do not engage in dialog
On cots they prefer to spend their day
While cogs within their minds will spin away
Planning later mischief for the dog.


  • Rhyming form only (every line must rhyme with at least one other line of the poem)
  • As with all contests, names are not permitted and will result in DQ.
  • Must use one line for each word of your morph and must be 4 to 8 lines long

Rankings will be based on

  1. Following the rules of the form
  2. How well the poem reads
    • Meter / Flow
    • Spelling and Grammar
  3. Rhyming (fresh and unforced)
  4. Creativity (surprise me with your topic or approach)
  5. My subjective opinion (this is implied with all contests, I make rules to be as objective as possible)


First Prize, Greatest Glory
Second Prize, Penultimate Glory
Third Prize, Still Quite Glorious
Seven Additional Placements of only slightly diminished glory

Preparing Your Entry

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.