Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the rhupunt. And yes, I also selected a Top 10 list.
Here is the winning rhupunt:
Non-Domestic Goddess, by Tracy Davidson
I want to make
our wedding cake
but I can’t bake
to save my life.
My kitchen skills
are full of spills,
plus broken grills
and burns are rife.
My food from hell
makes stomachs swell,
emits a smell
from here to Fife.
To stop more squeals
it’s ready meals
and fast food deals
for this house-wife.
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Here’s my Top 10 list:
- Non-Domestic Goddess, by Tracy Davidson
- Distraction, by Jane Shlensky
- sleeping ugly, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
- And I chose you, by Margo Suzanne LeBlanc
- Mouse Murder, by Taylor Graham
- Love’s Passage, by Lisa L Stead
- The End of Childhood Days, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
- The Old Tycoon Remembers, by Will Preston
- The Phonophobic’s Fourth, by Bruce Niedt
- Almost Dinner, by Heather Paquette
Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a rhupunt!
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
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