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Posted May 12, '12 at 9:46am

Schmiddy1234

Schmiddy1234

1,113 posts

Finally! I have a limerick that will be entered.
Entry:
The Songs I like (and other things):
I love songs
But not fork prongs
I love to blast music
And sing to every lyric
But I cannot hate the song, no matter if my heart longs.


You cannot enter a limerick. You have to enter a Nonet. On page 22 the contest guidelines are stated. So if you want your entry to be counted, just make a nonet about prodigies. Mmkay? =)
 

Posted May 13, '12 at 1:29am

Daizidawizard9000

Daizidawizard9000

1,720 posts

A random Nonet about reading (w/o rhyming):

I love to read complicated books,
With strange words and other things odd.
The books I love are awesome.
With every word I read,
The book gets weirder.
Tiny small books
Tiny
books.

I feel so weird. Sorry, Schmiddy again. :/

 

Posted May 13, '12 at 5:19pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

Boy named Fred

There once was a boy named fred
Who had a really big head
His brain was to big
So he had to wear a wig
To cover up the lump on his head in bed.

Um, ExitPath97, sorry, but your entry doesn't count. It's a limerick, not a nonet. You have to post a nonet to be eligible to win this contest.
 

Posted May 13, '12 at 5:20pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

Unless, of course, you are merely posting for the sake of posting. In that case, your poem/limerick will not be counted as an entry. Forgive me if I have misunderstood the situation.

 

Posted May 13, '12 at 5:21pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

I love to read complicated books,
With strange words and other things odd.
The books I love are awesome.
With every word I read,
The book gets weirder.
Tiny small books
Tiny
books.

Daizi, is this your entry? If it is it isn't qualified. The theme is:prodigies
 

Posted May 14, '12 at 12:15pm

crazyape

crazyape

1,800 posts

to hell with nonets just give me freakin poetry contests. in GENERAL form, Nonet for nonetluvahs, haiku or whatever for haikuorwhatevaluvahs, or jsut freestyle. Good GAWD.

Although he couldn't nonet
He could sure write a sonet
he had a plan sorta
Not a dominion vorta
Sort of bold
Words gold
Pantomimicaliagenistorprodigy.

Is that close enough to qualify?

 

Posted May 14, '12 at 2:49pm

Jazmoon

Jazmoon

568 posts

Entry

Winters hold upon our land conjured grey,
white dust and holy red textures cold,
woolen soft but magic comes change
beauty concurs empty vast
Flowers bloom pink, green
astonishing
who creates
such beauty
spring.

 

Posted May 15, '12 at 3:45pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear me.
This will show you all how to write nonets.
Poetry Dance - Nonet Poetry Type - Example and Instructions

@crazyape, I'm sorry, but you do not qualify. That is not a nonet. A nonet has nine lines with nine syllables on the first top line ending with one syllable on the bottom line.

@Jazmoon, I'm sorry, but you also do not qualify. You followed the correct pattern but the theme is incorrect.

Both of you have a chance to qualify, just follow the rules and enter a qualifying poem.

 

Posted May 16, '12 at 5:59am

Jazmoon

Jazmoon

568 posts

But i thought the theme was a event or thing that is amazing that what it means right? and for me the season cycle is a amazing event my entry still stands take it or leave it...

Winters hold upon our land conjured grey,
white dust and holy red textures cold,
woolen soft but magic comes change
beauty concurs empty vast
Flowers bloom pink, green
astonishing
who creates
such beauty
spring.

 

Posted May 16, '12 at 12:28pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

But i thought the theme was a event or thing that is amazing that what it means right? and for me the season cycle is a amazing event my entry still stands take it or leave it...

Winters hold upon our land conjured grey,
white dust and holy red textures cold,
woolen soft but magic comes change
beauty concurs empty vast
Flowers bloom pink, green
astonishing
who creates
such beauty
spring.


Fine, you're disqualified then. Schmiddy and I have laid out the rules and the requirements very clearly. The theme is Prodigies, not amazing events or things. And by the way, I did look it up and I am using the first definition, 'a person, especially a child or young person, having extraordinary talent or ability, [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prodigy?s=t]Dictionary.com[/url]. If you are using any of the other definitions, your poem still does not really fit the bill. At least, not in my mind. I am the judge.
I apologize for not specifying but I was certain that everyone would take it to mean child prodigies, not some ominous event or thing. The word isn't even regularly used in that way. Write about a child prodigy, a sign of something about to happen, or some wonderful quality in an expressive way. The season cycle is neither of those.
In the future, if you are not sure about the theme, ASK.
I've changed my mine and decided not to disqualify you. Just this once, I will let you go ahead. But this can't happen again. Jeez...