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.
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.
I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WITH A GLASS HOUSE OR A GIFT HORSE.
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:
- Frost opposite, by k weber
- Mother Lode of Trees, by Taylor Graham
- Conscience, by Tracy Davidson
- Overheard at the Waterlilies Aerobics Class, by Jane Shlensky
- Tomcat, by Nikki Markle
- What the Health, by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
- Pastoral, by Jason L. Martin
- This is the Way I Miss You, by Julie Germain
- The Clash, by Michelle Hed
- 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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