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October's Haiku Month

Fri Oct 15, 2004, 6:03 PM
Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional and modern poetic forms can do so together.

It was created by alenia on May 22, 2003.


I was disappointed in the voting! I've let it go on for half a month, and three people have voted (though one person only voted for Palindromes). These are the results so far..

1 vote for pamelaski
1 vote for RebeccaA
1 vote for RiverRune

3 Way Tie! Congratulations.

2 votes for RiverRune

Congratulations :iconriverrune:

"Old Contest"--
2 votes for Atrocity-of-life

Congratulations :iconatrocity-of-life:
You'll receive your prize shortly.

:pointr:Form of the Month:pointl:
The form of the month challenge for October is the popular haiku.  

Write-up info:… by corruptedangel

Haiku Submissions… by Jaxom… by RiverRune


:pointr:Word of the Month:pointl:

Word for 10/03-10/31 Changes

Changes Submissions


Please visit poetic-forms new, on-site forum. Use this to give suggestions, meet other PF members, and get help writing your poetry.

This is a great place to foster our community spirit, as well as workshop pieces of poetry.


:pointr:Contest and Challenge Info:pointl:

For those of our membership that enjoy challenges, we have at least two a month.

:bulletgreen: You may only submit one poem to each challenge at a time.
:bulletgreen: You must submit your poem via NOTE, as a link to the deviation.
:bulletgreen: Challenge winners are featured in a journal, and given the spotlight on our shoutboard.

Word challenges will consist of you being given a word, or a few words creating a "concept" or "theme", and you'll choose any form of poetry and write something that goes with the word/s.

Form challenges will consist of you being assigned a form each month, and writing on any topic, in that form.

At the end of the contest period, we as a group will vote for the poem we feel is the best example of the form and theme. The winners will be featured on our journal AND the shoutboard.


If you want to do an official write-up on any forms with a specified rhyme scheme, meter, and/or repetition, please note poetic-forms.  Suggestions on forms for others to write up are welcome.

The write-ups should contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example, and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. You will receive a :heart: next to your name for accepted form write-ups.

Newest Write-ups:
pamelaski is working on write-ups for several Irish and Welsh poetic forms.


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members:pointl:
:iconacauseremains: :iconminuitserenite: :iconjaxom: :iconinallgoodtime:  

Members, we ask you put a link to us in your journal, or signature, to get the word out and show your support.


To join this community, please send a NOTE (as opposed to writing a devious comment) with the subject "Joining".

If you have poems in your gallery in a certain poetic form already and wish them to be added to our "Member Poems", please link them in your note and state what type of poem it is.


:pointr:Group Administration:pointl:

General Group Admin :iconpamelaski:

New Member Admin :iconberyc:


I'm seeking Support Administration</u> in several different capacities:

Community Administrator - Someone to keep up with the forum, posting regularly and administrating the site, as well as perhaps a chat for Poetic Forms.

Forms Administrator - Someone to oversee the write-ups of different forms, and write up suggested forms.

Poems Administrator - Someone to keep up with our member listing of poetry.

Which poetic form are you?
Thank you SparrowSong

:pointr: Member Poems by Form


:pointr: Member Listing


:pointr:We Support


This is a writing group for German speakers and readers (you don't have to be German, but you must be able to read German).


We Critique is looking for poetry critics. If you are interested, please visit them to find out the criteria, let them know if you are still interested.


For your translation needs.
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Atrocity-of-life Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
ahem:I haven't recieved my prize I believe. >_>;;
poetic-forms Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004   Writer
Sorry it took so long. :( We had a financial crunch in my family. I just bought your subscription, just a moment ago... and I'm about to post your poem in the journal.

Atrocity-of-life Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
Hey, it's alright, in fact you didn't have to give it to me, I was just wondering.
RomaV Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2004
Can we submit a poem if we're not a member?

And whichever way we submit, can we submit an old haiku, or must it be a new poem written specifically for the contest?
poetic-forms Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004   Writer
You can submit if you're not a member, though by submitting that makes you part of the community. At least I have no problems if people wish to submit that aren't officially members.

And it doesn't have to be a newly written haiku though that's preferred.
curiosity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004
Congrats everyone!!! :D :Rose::rose::Rose:
curiosity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004
I can hear the screams now :

Voting went awry,
My damn note never got there.
Fucking internet.
Atrocity-of-life Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
All the compliments in the world couldn't replace winning a competition XD Thanks, I needed that.
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