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For all of you poets out there, take a part in Japanese theater, write an Imayo, a Kabuki song and share it at:
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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 58 Oct 15 thru Oct 31 from Japan the Imayo"  


Kabuki Song

"Present style" Japanese tune, written in long lines,
each pause after seven beats, followed by five more.
Old frame from 12th century, popular today.
Try writing an Imayo, inform, entertain.
                    ~~Tinker

With only 9 entries in Round 57 Malaysia's Pantun, Honorable Mention goes to all of you who did not receive an awardicon. Thank you all for accepting the challenge.

Congratulations to the Winners!

First Place "Poet's Nightmare by Snow Vampire


Second Place Tie

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The Poetry of Malaysia  (13+)
Pantu Poetic Form
#2202040 by Eric Wharton

and

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Immortal  (E)
The secret to eternal life.
#2202574 by the Wary Jay


Third Place "In the Navy by Gravedigger Dave

Honorable Mention

 The Isle was Bombed  (E)
a Pantun poem for the Oriental Poetry Contest October 1, 2019
#2202016 by Lisa Noe~Kittylove

 Elevation  (E)
Pantun - for Oriental Poetry Contest
#2201899 by Solace.Bring

 
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FISHING  (E)
Oriental Poetry Contest a Pantun Round 57
#2201908 by Monty, The Grim Reaper

 
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Battle Stations!  (E)
Oriental Poetry Contest Round 57 entry
#2201933 by Rhychus

 
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Boat Race  (E)
A Malay pantun (poetic form) about a boat race. HM in Oriental Poetry Contest 57.
#2202282 by Beholden


Congrats everyone!! *Cool*


Go fishing and write in rhythm with the stroke of the oars then share it with us at

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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 57 Oct 1 thru Oct 14 from Malaysia the Pantun"  


South Sea Song

This form is not the French Pantoum,
the Maylay Pantun is four lines long.
With no refrain, only South Sea spume,
why not write a fisherman's song?
                    ~~Tinker

With 18 entries in Round 56 China's Three-Five-Seven Verse, the competition was fierce. Thank you all for accepting the challenge.

Congratulations to the Winners!

First Place "3-5-7: "September Heat" by Jay O'Toole


Second Place Tie

         "⭐ Coffin-Cradle by 👻 Roseille ♥

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Abuse  (ASR)
When mum and dad are the ones . . .
#2200983 by the Wary Jay


Third Place Tie

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Summer Retreat  (E)
3rd place Round 56 Oriental Poetry Contest
#2200699 by Rhychus

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Mesmerized  (E)
Contest entry for Oriental Poetry Contest Round 56
#2200636 by Nani - Blessed Indeed



Honorable Mention

 Truth  (E)
Oriental Poetry Contest: Three-Five-Seven form
#2201610 by Kit_Carmelite

 
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Life's water  (E)
a three-five-seven verse for the oriental poetry contest
#2200704 by Roland the Skeleton King

to all the winners!

I love this ancient Chinese form created by Li Po, I think you will too. Join us at

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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 56 Sept 15 thru Sept 29 from China - Three-Five-Seven"  


Li Po’s Challenge

Ancient Chinese form, still written today,
count chosen words not syllables, lines paused at the center.
Poet Li Po first introduced this frame, you too can write Three-Five-Seven.
                    ~~Tinker

Edited
Congratulations to the winners for Round 55, the mGur   at the
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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!


All entries truly embraced the spirit of this form making judging a delight and a curse. Everyone deserves an award but here are the standouts:

1st Place
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Sacred Song  (E)
Oriental Poetry Contest First Place Winner
#2199529 by Rhychus


2nd Place Tie
Seeking the Beloved  (E)
Entered mGur form in Oriental Poetry Contest in September 2019
#2200496 by Kit_Carmelite

Lavender Lady  (E)
a mgur poem for the Writer's Cramp
#2199548 by ridinghhood--p. boutilier


3rd Place Tie

"Fireflies by Gravedigger Dave

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mGur on Spirit  (E)
Tibetan poetic form called the mGur. Third place in Oriental Poetry Contest Round 55.
#2199634 by Beholden


Honorable Mention

 Evening Call  (E)
Meditation
#2199636 by The Faery Vampire

 
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Meditation on Sun  (E)
mGur for Oriental Poetry Contest
#2199593 by Roland the Skeleton King
Congratulations and thank you to all of the Participants of Round 54 The Kural from Sri Lanka @
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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!
. You shared your wisdom and sometimes humor with our group.

A Special Congratulations to the Winners

*Ribbonb* 1st Place "Clearing Clutter by Friendly Fairy PWheeler

*Ribbonr* 2nd Place "The Kural - Temples of Light by Snow Vampire

*Ribbonw* 3rd Place
Query  (E)
Is it possible?
#2198574 by Solace.Bring


Honorable Mention
"Stoked by Gravedigger Dave

 Out Late, Again  (E)
A poem in Kural form
#2198520 by Mordee2

 
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The Poetry of Sri Lanka  (ASR)
Kural Poetic Form
#2198602 by Eric Wharton

Thank you and congratulations to all the winners!
Edited
September is Here! Join us in a New Challenge from Tibet . . . . .

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Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 55 Closed Sept 1 through Sept 14 from Tibet - mGur"  


In honor of WDC’s birthday, prize GPs are doubled.

From Within

Unfold in reflective frame,
connect with your inner song.
Free the creator within
to spiral into stardust,
bringing forth, Tibet's Mgur.
                    ~~Tinker
Here we go again! New Challenge

FORUM
Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 54 Aug 16 thru Aug 30 Closed From Sri Lanka-The Kural"  


Wise Words

Wisdom in seven words,
ancient Tamil verse.
                    ~~jvg

Here we go again! New Challenge

FORUM
Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 54 Aug 16 thru Aug 30 Closed From Sri Lanka-The Kural"  


Wise Words

Wisdom in seven words,
ancient Tamil verse.
                    ~~jvg

Here we go again! New Challenge

FORUM
Oriental Poetry Contest  (E)
Poetic forms from the East. New challenges twice a month.
#2106425 by Chris Breva - 6 Years at WDC!

"Round 54 Aug 16 thru Aug 30 Closed From Sri Lanka-The Kural"  


Wise Words

Wisdom in seven words,
ancient Tamil verse.
                    ~~jvg