Rispetto Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest
A Rispetto is a poem that has two quatrains with a strict rhyme scheme. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd.

Anita, lovely poetess, (a)
sees nature's beauty all around, (b)
feels wind of summer's soft caress, (a)
and hears the magic in its sound. (b)

She sits to write in quiet hours (c)
when from her realm of thought sweet flowers (c)
spring forth! She plucks and sets them free (d)
as lyric words of poetry. (d)
"Anita's Realm", Copyright © 2006 Andrea Dietrich

The letters ( abab ccdd ) above show where the rhyme is.

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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Deadline: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

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