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The topic for this poetry contest is: IDYLL (Idyl) Poetry
An IDYLL Poem tells of a peaceful, idealized country scene or long story about heroes (unsung too) from the past. The use of descriptive words and phrases are a must. However, any poetic format and length is acceptable.
The Idyll (Idyl) Poem should be placed in any of the following categories: Biographical, Family, Nature, Romance, War & History or Western
Writer's choice of picture.
Idyll by Siegfried Sassoon
In the grey summer garden I shall find you
With day-break and the morning hills behind you.
There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;
And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.
Not from the past you'll come, but from that deep
Where beauty murmurs to the soul asleep:
And I shall know the sense of life re-born
From dreams into the mystery of morn
Where gloom and brightness meet. And standing there
Till that calm song is done, at last we'll share
The league-spread, quiring symphonies that are
Joy in the world, and peace, and dawn's one star.
Write a poem that somehow incorporates the topic, IDYLL (Idyl) Poetry. The poem does not have to be specifically about the topic and creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.
This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.
The First Prize Winner will win the complete "Prize Pool"
which is based on the number of entries. The Prize Pool is currently 80.00 member dollars. There are 2 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars.
In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.
This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest.
A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.
The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:
This is a topic based contest. Please consider the topic, IDYLL (Idyl) Poetry. Poets were not required to write specifically about the topic but it should be incorporated into the poem.
This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining.
There are a limited number of entries.
A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. A member can not vote for their own work.
One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.
Deadline: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile.
Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.
This contest is full.