WD Poetic Form Challenge: Descort Winner

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A new poetic form challenge should be around the corner, but here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the descort along with a Top 10 list.

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Read all of them here.

Here is the winning descort:

Frost opposite, by k weber

Glass is tambourine sound.
She sells shoeshines by the front door.
J'ai deux mains. Tu as trois larmes.
1. yes
2. no


Giant insects crawled all over their trip to Belize and they took photographs so vivid you could hear the hiss, flutter, and click.
Cannons roar. Gimme more.


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Congratulations, k weber! These poems were fun, but "Frost opposite" took descort to the max.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. Frost opposite, by k weber
  2. Mother Lode of Trees, by Taylor Graham
  3. Conscience, by Tracy Davidson
  4. Overheard at the Waterlilies Aerobics Class, by Jane Shlensky
  5. Tomcat, by Nikki Markle
  6. What the Health, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  7. Pastoral, by Jason L. Martin
  8. This is the Way I Miss You, by Julie Germain
  9. The Clash, by Michelle Hed
  10. Ole!, by Maria Teresa Garcia

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a descort!


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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