Albert's Poetry Cafe: "Fun with Form: Poeticpiers (Ivor's) 'The Glosa'  September 1, 2008 - September 29, 2008

Contest Completed


Gold Star - Wither & Die
Silver Star - Dower a scrap of sunset with voice
Bronze Star - PROMISES WE MADE (A Glosa)
Honorable Mention Gold Medal - Where paradise is found
Honorable Mention Silver Medal - Glosa Tribute to Arthur Hugh Clough
Honorable Mention Bronze Medal - On Death




There are several forms of Glosa. My choice is the simplest form
You take a verse from some poet you admire preferably a quatrain.
Then use his verse as a pattern using each line in turn as a line in
each of your four stanzas, following his style as closely as you can


Tribute to O.Goldsmith

When a lovely woman stoops to folly
and finds too late that men betray.
What can cure her melancholy?
what can wash her guilt away?

Oliver Goldsmith

When a lovely woman stoops to folly
then she alone must bear the shame.
She had her fling but now by golly
she finds that she has lost the game.

And finds too late that men betray.
It was her choice she took her chance
Indulged her lust with no delay
and joined him in the oldest dance.

What can cure her melancholy?
Except perhaps a new affair
another essay into folly.
Has she the courage will she dare.

What can wash her guilt away?
She can pretend to innocence
What no one knows no one can say.
Her silence is her best defence.

This is a Peer Voting Contest.

Facilitator: Ivor
Moderator: Helena


1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize plus three honorable mentions




8 Contestants
8 Submissions
Created Sep 2, 2008

Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5