Mindful Poetry Contest: April 26, 2012




Today’s challenge is to write a triolet. It’s an eight-line poem with two repeating lines, so only five original lines. And it has a rhyme-scheme. Read the specifics at the link or ask for clarification in the comment section.

Writers, you all realize how amazing you are? I know you’re working hard because lately submissions have been squeaking in just before deadline. As a deadline-writer, I know how hard you are pushing it. And so successfully!

And you are making me agonize over selecting the Poem-of-the-Day. I’ve wanted to call it a three-way tie. I’ve wanted to ask the Poet Laureate from 2011 to step in and pick. I’ve wanted to claim “the link’s broken” and not pick anyone because making a choice pulls me until I’m ready to snap.

Keep going, we only have two more challenges after today.

If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today’s challenge. 

Follow these rules:

  1. Today’s prompt: Use the word plant in any form or permutation (plantation, etc.)
  2. Publish so that the date stamped is April 26th with only one stamp-date
  3. Tag with MP2012
  4. Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)

Read today’s submissions by others and comment. Here’s the link.

Yesterday we received 14 haibun submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.

Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.

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"Always try to add a little fizz and ginger to everything you write." --Matthew Stibbe

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