Heat 3 Inspiration Point

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Heat 3 Inspiration Point


Welcome to Heat 3, the half way point, of the 2012 Poetry Pentathlon.

For this Heat’s challenge, Entrants are required to compose their poem as a Quatorzain. Don’t panic! This merely means it has to be exactly 14 lines long. Which is not necessarily a formal sonnet. Any style or form is acceptable, including free verse.

Examples may be found here: http://www.thepoetsgarret.com/sonnet.html

Below, there are links to 5 images, from which Entrants may select any one (or combination thereof) as their Inspiration Point.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight BST on Saturday 20th October. Late submissions may be disqualified.

Entrants are reminded that their poem must not have already appeared on the ABCtales.com website and that their authorship must remain anonymous while the Pentathlon is being run.

When ready, poems are to be submitted directly to the Editor via his abctalesmag email address.

Emails are to be headed: Heat 3 Entry.

The body of the email should consist solely of the Entrant’s name, the poem’s title and the text of the poem itself. Attachments in the Rich Text (.rtf) Format are acceptable.

If the Entrant does not wish their poem to be included in the Anthology, they should write the initials ‘NFP’ above the title. (Not For Publication).

Entrants are advised to take care that their poem is carefully proofread before submission as no subsequent corrections or amendments will be allowed.