Prompt:

Con-Verse

Created by Connie Marcum Wong, Con-Verse consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme Scheme: aa, bb, cc, dd, ee
Meter/Syllable Count: 7,7/8,8/9,9/10,10/11,11

This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines. This process may be repeated for a longer verse. If repeated, you must begin your first couplet with the syllabic count of seven again and continue from there.

Rules:

      1. The submitted poem must have a title (Keep it simple with no punctuation marks; all words more than 3 letters must be capitalized)
      2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit –though only the first submitted poem will be qualified for contention.
      3. Previously published or plagiarised works will not be considered for contention.
      4. Poems found to have been shared on another platform or blog before the declaration of results stand disqualified from the event, and the writer of such content stands to be disqualified for the next Penmancy event.
      5. In case a poem is received after the submission deadline, it shall be considered as a guest entry and shall not qualify for the event.
      6. Entries that don’t follow rules will be published and shared on the page and group but are disqualified for winning.

Winning criteria:

The announcement of winners may be postponed or preponed depending on the number of entries received.

The winners of the event shall receive the book “100 Selected Poems” by Emily Dickinson.

This book was extended for #BookNook Gift-a-book program by an anonymous well-wisher.

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Below are the submissions