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Next Poetry Competition

Back to where it all began, with a sonnet.   Any rhyming scheme you like, but it must be 14 lines of iambic pentameters (with conventionally acceptable variants).

Subject – Waterstone’s or Waterstones.

Deadline – Sunday 29th January, midnight GMT.

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  1. January 12, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I approve greatly :)

    M
    __________
    Marie Marshall
    Associate Editor ‘Sonnetto Poesia’ magazine (just closed)
    Associate Editor ‘The Phoenix Rising from it’s Ashes’, sonnet anthology, (due out late this year)

    http://mairibheag.com

    http://kvennarad.wordpress.com

  2. Janus
    January 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Bearsy, that’s show-stopper. (Sounds of furious googling from attics everywhere.)

  3. Janus
    January 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

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  4. January 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Hee hee, I just knew you would choose a sonnet, Bearsy!

    Janus, poets google in garrets, I think. :)

  5. Janus
    January 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Arrers, “….poets google in garrets, I think” – no doubt about it! :-)

  6. Bearsy
    January 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I see our visiting ‘Associate Editor’ (#1 above) doesn’t know her its from her it’s.
    Some editor! :roll:

  7. Janus
    January 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Another apostrophe catastrophe?

  8. January 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Just for encouragement. This is not an entry, I stole this in a body from the Wiki definition of a sonnet, and it almost worked the way The Bard wrote it originally.

    Let me not to the apostrophe now blind (a)
    Admit impediments, right is not right (b)
    Which alters when it alterations find, (a)
    Or bends with the remover to remove. (b)
    O no, it is an ever fixèd mark (c)
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken; (d)
    It is the star to every scrivening clerk, (c)
    Whose worth’s unknown although his height be taken. (d)
    He’s not time’s fool, though Waterson’s and books (e)
    Within his bending sickle’s compass come, (f)
    He alters not with their new form and looks, (e)
    But bears it out despairing at the acts so dumb (f)

    If this be error and upon me proved, (g)
    I never writ, nor comma e’er removed. (g)

  9. Janus
    January 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  10. January 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  11. Janus
  12. Soutie
    January 29, 2012 at 7:06 am
  13. Janus
    January 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Anybody seen the judge lately? :-)

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