WD Poetic Form Challenge: Rimas Dissolutas Winner

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Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for rimas dissolutas. There were a lot of fun poems, but only 10 can be finalists and just one can win.

Read all of them here.

Here is the winning poem:

About Love, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming

There are days when love is sweaty,
when even a thin camisole
is too much to wear and wet-clings
to a body bothered by heat.

On other days love is flighty,
giddy and shimmying up poles,
or jumping, like dolphins, through rings,
or break-dancing to some wild beat.

The best is when love is mighty:
when it can weather and make holes
in hardened isms, eroding
veneers that cover those clayed feet.

The poet said, "Love is blind..." Thing
is it's bright, red as a cut beet.

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Congratulations, Lelawattee! I enjoyed the sweaty, flighty, and mighty versions of love and the bonus envoi at the end.

Here’s a complete look at my Top 10 list:

  1. About Love, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming
  2. Supermoon, by Taylor Graham
  3. Out on the Performance Floor, by JR Simmang
  4. The Maestro, by Heather Paquette
  5. Amorphophallus Titanum, by RJ Clarken
  6. I Am Made Of, by Kelli Simpson
  7. Awake in Rain, by Cate Morin
  8. I Have Woken Up, by Rosemary Nissen-Wade
  9. Victims, by Bruce Niedt
  10. Road Map, by Nancy Posey

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote rimas dissolutas!

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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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