1. Original Contest Rules
| Meet the Contestants #1
| Meet the Contestants #2
2. We now have some awesome prizes. Plenty of people are donating points - many thanks to *Mrs-Freestar-Bul
is giving a custom box feature to the first and second place winners. Please feel free to donate points and offer more prizes - plenty of submissions already.
3. Newest contestants:
Doesn't seem like many, but add to the previous and we're well over 20 entries. And this contest really hasn't been promoted all over dA yet, despite our best efforts.
4. A few have been complaining that the 30 word limit of the contest is too constraining. I feel your pain; I tend to write with more words. Still, there are masterpieces of short poetry all over. Some very famous examples:Ezra Pound, "In a Station of the Metro
(14 words)Basho, "Winter Solitude"
(12 words)Issa, "Napped half the day"
(8 words)Emily Dickinson, "What I can do - I will"
(21 words)Emily Dickinson, "Love - is anterior to Life"
(16 words)Osip Mandelstam, "The Poem"
(19 words)William Carlos Williams, "The Red Wheelbarrow"
I do request if you like any of those poems to spread the word about them via facebook or twitter or what have you. Part of the point of this contest was to see how much could be accomplished with just a few words.
On another note, I am looking for many more facebook likes
for my work. Many thanks to !letterjak
for being two during this contest to give me that support. I realize others of you on dA have been so gracious, as well as 2 others who I can't identify at the moment. Believe me, I'm thankful.