In celebration of National Poetry Day 2013, Poetic Bloomings hereby offers its very first contest!
To enter the contest, simply write a poem about:
1. an already-existing poem
2. composing a poem
3. a poet
I’ve created my own definition of poem, below. If you like, you may redefine poem, and use your new definition to write your contest poem.
(pōəm, pōim, pōm)
- a composition in verse, utilizing sound and cadence to kindle image and emotion
- a part of one’s soul that cannot exist apart from one’s soul
- to compose in verse, utilizing sound and cadence to kindle image and emotion
- to impart one’s soul, verse by verse
(As an aside, I predict poem will be officially recognized as a verb in our lifetime. )
Please share your poem(s) (as many as you wish) in the comments section of this post, as per usual. At the close of the contest, I will post a poll where you may vote for your favorite. The winner will receive an autographed copy of Robert Lee Brewer’s Solving the World’s Problems.
This contest opens immediately, and ends midnight (eastern time zone) October 31. Enjoy!!
Click here if you are looking for this week’s In-Form Poet with RJ Clarken
Click here if you are looking for William Preston’s prompt for this week (Prompt #122)