Monday, May 25, 2015
All contests free with upgraded membership. Membership is $6.95 per month or $48 for one year.
$100 cash prize and recognition on our website.
Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic is where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards).
Elizabeth it is in vain you say
“Love not” – thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breath it less gently forth – and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love – was cured of all beside –
His follie – pride – and passion – for he died.
– “An Acrostic” by Edgar Allan Poe
So create a poem in this format to enter the contest. The poem can be about anything. It can be based on one or more words. Creative approaches are welcomed.