Alouette Poetry

Poetry Contest
The Alouette consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

Syllable Count: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

Preference for the meter accent is on the third syllable of each line (please see example below).

Summer, are you near? (5 syllables, a rhyme)
Look and find me here (5, a)
waiting in my dreary room (7, b)
as the April rain (5, c)
pounds my window pane. (5, c)
Summer, come dispel my gloom. (7, b)

Summer, get here soon. (5, a)
I can't wait for June. (5, a)
Bring your stars and moon to me. (7, b)
Lengthen out your days (5, c)
touched by golden rays. (5, c)
Come and then. . . stay endlessly! (7, b)

"A Summer Alouette" by Andrea Ditrich. Poetry type created by Jan Turner. Special thanks to

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

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Friday, December 11, 2015.

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Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

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