WD Poetic Form Challenge: Rhupunt Winner

Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the rhupunt. And yes, I also selected a Top 10 list.

Read all of them here.

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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Congratulations, Tracy! The rhythm of the rhymes are excellent, and it’s a ton of fun.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. Non-Domestic Goddess, by Tracy Davidson
  2. Distraction, by Jane Shlensky
  3. sleeping ugly, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  4. And I chose you, by Margo Suzanne LeBlanc
  5. Mouse Murder, by Taylor Graham
  6. Love’s Passage, by Lisa L Stead
  7. The End of Childhood Days, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
  8. The Old Tycoon Remembers, by Will Preston
  9. The Phonophobic’s Fourth, by Bruce Niedt
  10. 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.

He loves learning new (to him) poetic forms and trying out new poetic challenges. He is also the author of Solving the World’s Problems.

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10 thoughts on “WD Poetic Form Challenge: Rhupunt Winner

  1. Asha1000

    Congratulations, Tracy. Well done. Love this poem. And congratulations to the other top tenners. I am happy to be one of you. Thank you, Robert.

  2. lsteadly

    Nice job, Tracy – what a fun poem! Congratulations to you and all the other top ten poets. I am honored to be included – thank you, Robert!!!

  3. Tracy Davidson

    Thank you Robert for choosing my poem! And thanks to everyone for your kind comments. Congrats to everyone else in the top 10. This was a really fun form to write. And the poem is definitely autobiographical – I am a walking disaster in the kitchen!

  4. Jane Shlensky

    Tracy, I remembered this fun poem. Perfect! Congrats to you and all the top tenners–and what a group that is. Thanks, Robert, for another poetic form and the time to judge it.


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