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Poetry Contest

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    Aunt Mollieposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply 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.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image93
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good points made here.  smile

  2. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    I'd like to enter but the only poem I know is...

    Roses are red
    Violets are red
    Lilacs are red
    Oh crap!
    My gardens on fire!

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So you only need 485 more words.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image93
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        1. tobey100 profile image61
          tobey100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I couldn't think of that many more types of flowers.  sad

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    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. lol

    1. Denise Handlon profile image93
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile  Well said, Cags.   How are you?  (I mean besides 'busy'  LOL)

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm doing well Denise. I hope you're well also. smile

  4. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Posting an explanation next to a poem is like calling out the maneuvers during sexual intercourse...

    it detracts from the subjective sensation of the experience and is very annoying.

    1. SimeyC profile image98
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You mean I should stop shouting 'IN, Out, IN, Out'.......as I write poetry? lol

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        or stop yelling "I'm gonna acrostic" at the point of climax

        1. SimeyC profile image98
          SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          LOL really must take care of my Iambic Pentameter at the end!

          1. SimeyC profile image98
            SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Actually - funny thing - as I am working with the Iambic Pentameter - I do find myself saying 'da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum' all the way through !!!

            1. Greek One profile image75
              Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              lambic skin pentameters offer the best sensation and protection

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              Aunt Mollieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              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.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.  lol  I said poetry LOVER.  You could read the explanation after you've read the poem several times.  Just like the after - cig.

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        i write simple stanzas pertaining to the adventurer of cat and his hat...

        no explanation needed

 
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