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ODE TO -----------

Description:Time to get back to basics. This month let's write an ode to something common. Ice cube tray, diaper, beer mug, anything commonly found. Rhyme or not but should have good rhythm. Stanzas up tp 5 lines each and around six stanzas. So let's see how many things will get an ode written to them for the first time lol. BTW will be looking for high language uses for the common object.

Sponsor(s):Geezer, Scribbler

Objectives: To have fun mixing the common with uncommon language

Subject matter: An ode to a common object

Cellar Door

Description: The phrase 'cellar door' is purportedly the most euphonious phrase in the English language. This will be a super quicky workshop starting immediately. Just write a short poem including that phrase or variations thereof with the emphasis on pleasing sounding English.

Leaders: Jess (weirdelf) and Guy (Geezer)

Wed, 03/27/2019 to Wed, 04/10/2019

Love poems

Description:The first ever rewrite allowed contest. A contest for love poetry. Try to keep it under 24 lines

Sponsor(s):Geezer and scribbler

Objectives:Have fun and resurrect some oldies. can be free verse or western classic

Subject matter: This month we're gonna write about love. can enter a new poem or one already written. DO NOT FORGET TO PUT (MARCH CONTEST) next to title

How Judged:

February Contest

Description: A free verse poem with not set limits on length but for judge's sake don't enter something too long.

Sponsor(s):Geezer, Scribbler

Objectives: As usual, just to have fun. But for an old rhymer like me It will give me a chance to stretch my wings

Subject matter: We have all had hard times in our lives. So write a poem about overcoming some type difficulty

How Judged:

November contest

Description:A bit of autumn fun. Be sure to put "November contest" next to title and to hit contest tab at bottom of page when submitting


Objectives:Just to make folks at least smile

Subject matter: Ok write on any subject in any form. Only requirement is at least a touch of humor and try to keep it under 30 lines if possible. Have fun

How Judged:by single rotating anonymous judge

Poets first poems

Description: Post your first ever or earliest poem

Leader: Jess (weirdelf)
Moderator(s): Wesley

Objectives: Just for curiosity, to see where we've come from.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Most of these poems will be polished or not actively editing. This is not really a workshop but more 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours' of our earliest works.

Most important:- Remember when posting your first poem to scroll down to 'Workshop' dropdown and select 'Poets first poems'.

Fri, 06/23/2017 to Tue, 06/23/2020


This is any open workshop for everyone and for all poetry. All poems (even those in other workshops) are included here.

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