If I understand what has already been posted correctly, you can post a very short poem in a hub with a lot of explanation, and that's OK. So (and this is my question) if you post a 100-word poem with a 400-word 'explanation', what will be judged: the poem or the explanation? Maybe some of the judges could respond to this.
Both. The explanation (especially in the often difficult to understand genre of poetry) is critical to the entire text. It speaks to the heart of your poem, the inference. It should be as well written as anything else.
I would think that the judges are going based on the hub's content overall. I don't think that any judge would take just one piece of the hub's content and then make a decision. If they did that, then they don't understand being a judge.
The poem I submitted to the contest is written in iambic pentameter. Since I can't post the link here, you can find it from my profile page. I'm a new hubber, so it's easy to find. Hint: It's the one titled "David and Bathsheba." The way I look at it, Shakespeare survived the test of time with iambic pentameter! Do you know why it is so popular? Because it mimics the mother's heartbeat we all heard in the womb.
G-One - one would think so in theory assuming the poem is on the surface. Much poetry is a bit intricate and often comes from deep within the writer's psyche. An explanation from the writer, not some academic poser, is appreciated, at least by this poetry lover. I said poetry LOVER. You could read the explanation after you've read the poem several times. Just like the after - cig.
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