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WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

Here are the results of the Writer's Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo along with a Top 10 list. You can check out all the kimo entries in the comments on this post.

Click here at any time to see what current WD Poetic Form Challenge we're running. We're currently running one for the englyn penfyr (deadline: June 30, 2022).

Here is the winning kimo:

"Iris," by Julie A. Sellers

Overnight, some sprite of spring has magicked
fragrant dreams from unfurled buds
and gilded them with dawn.

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Congratulations, Julie! This was just a beautiful poem from the imagery to the poetic sounds and language.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. Iris, by Julie A. Sellers
  2. Puddlushious, by Jane Shlensky
  3. Broken (n), by Lisa L Stead
  4. "An egg but with white yoke and yellow whites," by Connie L Peters
  5. "This morning's air is empty of winter," by Misky
  6. "Sunlight bends through mason jar on window," by Julie S. Paschold
  7. Small Treasure, by Candace Kubinec
  8. Kramatorsk, by Bruce Niedt
  9. Love Comes to the Horticulturist, by Kathryn Zehm
  10. Russian Missile, by Oliver McKeithan

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

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