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Editors' Challenge #2

"A Sonnet"


We're fond of sonnets. Readin' 'em, writin' 'em, stickin' 'em to the fridge with magnets.

Something about the fluidity of the form is strangely captivating. We've also found that the strict limits imposed by writing formal verse can send one off in interesting, unexpected directions, forcing one to concoct new and unusual images, expressions, or formulations, which is much of the point of this whole exercise.

So, for Editors' Challenge #2, we'd like you to write a sonnet – any topic.

If you're unfamiliar with the form, there's an overview at the Glossary of Poetic Terms, or try reading some of Shakespeare's. You can also read some of Julie's here.

The Glossary of Poetic Terms can be found in the Links section, under "reference". Shakespeare can be found in Links, under "etext".

Rhyme scheme and meter on all entries must be correct, or we will be forced to chortle heartily and feed the poem to our hamster.

So grab a pencil, keyboard, or digitizer pad, and start scribbling! We need your sonnets!

Post all submissions in the new Challenges forum. Please put "Sonnet" in the title, just in case we think of any new challenges before this one expires.

Wonderful, exciting prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners, in the form of an authentic, original, HyperText Markup Language page containing their names printed on a simulated trophy and posted in perpetuity or until Armageddon, whichever comes first.

Editors' Challenge #2 ended on March 21st. Don't delay! We can't wait to read your entries.

Oh, and if you haven't yet, be sure to join the mailing list...




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