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Rated: E · Message Forum · Contest · #2055137
Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. ~Edgar Allan Poe

Do you love writing rhyming poetry? Poetry is the music of the heart and soul. Through the use of lyrical words and a steady rhyme and meter we sing their melody. As poets, we are students of language and strive to turn those silent notes into words. It is our passion and our art.

Can you compose a symphony? Can you make us dance to the beat? Rhyme and meter are two of the basic building blocks upon which many other poetic devices are built. And they can be difficult to master. This contest will focus solely on traditional poetry using meter and/or rhyme. It is through those devices that we begin to feel and hear the beat of the poetic heart.

*Quill* Contest begins at 12:00 AM WDC time on the 1st of each month and ends at 8: PM on the last.
*Quill* There is no theme or prompt.
*Quill* Must not exceed a rating of 18+.
*Quill* Must be 50 lines or fewer.
*Quill* Can be old or new items, but must be in your portfolio.
*Quill* Form poetry is accepted
*Quill* Items with awardicons are not eligible.
*Quill* One entry per poet, per round.
*Quill* Must be submitted in Bitem format. If you need help with bitem linking, please see "Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format
*Quill* Editing is allowed, but judging is done throughout the month so first reviews stand.

For quick and easy linking to our contest page, use our item alias {item:traditions}

*Trophyg* 1st Place: 25K Awardicon
*Trophyg* 2nd Place: 10K Awardicon + Poetry MB
*Trophyg* 3rd Place: 10K Awardicon
*Trophyg* Honorable Mention: 5000 gps

If there are fewer than 6 entries, only First place will be awarded. If there are fewer than10,
only 1st and 2nd will be awarded. Honorable mentions may be given at the judges discretion.

Round 17

1st Place
See You in the Morning, Mom!  (E)
The loss of my loving mother to her body's death is both painful and reassuring.
#2113634 by Jay O'Toole

2nd Place
Reach Out  (13+)
An Envelope Ballade for Poetic Traditions contest
#2112970 by celticsea

3rd Place
A poem about memories
#1858867 by Marti

Honorable Mention

A Road To Follow  (E)
Do I follow or do I lead as I travel life's path? (Form: Nove Otto}
#1540855 by HuntersMoon


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This item number is not valid.
#2112697 by Not Available.

Donations of 40K or more will receive an MB.
Donations can be made in the forum or at "Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest Bank.

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