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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: |
"Round 58 Oct 15 thru Oct 31 from Japan the Imayo"
"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.
| Go fishing and write in rhythm with the stroke of the oars then share it with us at |
"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?
| I love this ancient Chinese form created by Li Po, I think you will too. Join us at |
"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.
|Congratulations to the winners for Round 55, the mGur at the |
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:
2nd Place Tie
3rd Place Tie
"Fireflies" by Gravedigger Dave
|September is Here! Join us in a New Challenge from Tibet . . . . . |
"Round 55 Closed Sept 1 through Sept 14 from Tibet - mGur"
In honor of WDC’s birthday, prize GPs are doubled.
Unfold in reflective frame,
connect with your inner song.
Free the creator within
to spiral into stardust,
bringing forth, Tibet's Mgur.