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Rated: 18+ | Message Forum | Contest | #1905556
Challenge yourself with different poetic forms - Quill Award '12 Winner - Best New Contest

This contest is for you poetry lovers out there who want to experiment with different forms. Some people may find certain forms restrictive, but I see them as a challenge, more akin to a puzzle. 

Each week I will be providing a new form, starting from the letter A and making my way through the alphabet through to Z.

Thanks so much to Itchy Water~fictionandverse for the stunning awardicon on this contest! I love how it matches the colour scheme!

Thanks so much to Robo-Kate ~ April poem showers for the mention in the "Poetry Newsletter (January 22, 2013) and in the "Poetry Newsletter (February 19, 2013)

Thanks so much to Leger~ for the mention in the "Contests & Activities Newsletter (March 27, 2013).

Best New Contest - WINNER

(1) One new poem entry per round, each made specifically for the form announced in this contest please.

(2) Ratings up to 18+ but no higher.

(3) 40 line maximum with no minimum ( each form may guide you more specifically here ).

(4) Submit in b-item form to this forum ( see "How to Create a B-item Link for more info ). You can also submit poems as a book entry should you wish. If you have any issues with either of these, please let me know and we will try and work around it.

(5) You may edit your post, but be aware that I will judge through the week as they are posted and your editing may not be taken into account.

(6) Entries may be submitted from 00:01 WDC time on Monday up until 23:59 WDC time on Saturday.

1st Place Winner wins 5000 Gps and a Poetry Merit Badge

2nd Place Winner wins 2500 Gps

3rd Place Winner wins 1000 Gps

Honorable Mention wins 500 Gps

With less than 5 entries only 1st Place will be awarded

A continual inflow of donations is vital to keep this contest alive. All donations are appreciated. To donate to this contest please make a post in the forum below and it will be automatically sent to the "A-Z Poetic Form Fund Bank.

For donations in size of 30,000 or more, a Merit Badge will be awarded. Donations of 1K or more will be listed below.



(1) Entries may be submitted from 00:01 WDC time on Monday up until 23:59 WDC time on Saturday.

(2) Winners will be announced on Sundays.

(3) I will be judging:

How well the poem fits its form of poetry.

If it requires syllable count, I will be judging syllable count.

If it requires rhyme, I will be judging rhyme.

Content, texture, clarity, grammar and punctuation will also be considered.



Please email KerrieAnnS if you have any questions.

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 ID: 1966811
Invalid Item 
This item number is not valid.
by Not Available.


ID: 1966423 (E)
A Republican Poem in Terzanelle Form 
A Terzanelle form carries one line forward per verse until the last then it is terse
by best4writing-Peace2AllLesbians


ID: 1966745 (E)
The Battle 
A Terzanelle.
by April Showers...

Visit the "A-Z Poetic Form Contestants and Winners to see all previous forms.

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About & How To

Firstly, what is wreathed poetry?

Wreathed poetry is simply a natural blending of English poetry with the Celtic Welsh. A Wreath was inspired by the Welsh form Englyn cryrch, which uses an internal rhyme scheme with an external one and gives a couplet scheme. The internal rhyme can be anywhere in the first part of second line and can be a repeat word rather than a rhyme. That is the poets decision. There is no internal rhyme in the first line, and the rhyming scheme is:

x. x. x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. a. x. x. x. x. x. b.

x. b. x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. a. x. x. x. x. x. b.

x. b. x. x. x. x. x. c.

x. c. x. x. x. x. x. d.

x. d. x. x. x. x. x. c.

x. c. x. x. x. x. x. d.

Now, what is un-wreathed poetry?

Later poets realised that some Irish forms led with an internal form and from that was born Un-wreathed poetry, simply the reverse of Wreathed in that the first line starts with an internal rhyme with the second external and so on, giving it a basic rhyme scheme of:

x. b. x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. a. x. x. x. x. x. b.

x. b. x. x. x. x. x. a.

x. c. x. x. x. x. x. b.

x. d. x. x. x. x. x. c.

x. c. x. x. x. x. x. d.

x. d. x. x. x. x. x. c.

x. x. x. x. x. x. x. d.


Stalling Heart

Recall the melody they played on strings

those sultry strings that echo tangos fall

My fallen heart revealed as lady sings

a song of love at end-of-summer ball

Vibrant ball gowns that rustle dancing rings

Amid the rings of painted beauties stall.

A stalling heart that sees the better things

the sweetest things as love I hear your call.

Jem Farmer 


The Week for the Letter V will be postponed till the new year so that people can lose themselves in Christmas and New Year!

So get your entries in now for the last 2013 form!

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How much did you pick up in the first 13 weeks? Fancy a challenge? Take a look at the "A-Z Poetic Form Crossword and test your knowledge!

ID: 1910445 (E)
A-Z Poetic Form Crossword 
So, how much have you learnt about poetic forms?
by KerrieAnnS

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