Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Poeticpiers ~ Fun with Form: "Curtal sonnet"  December 13, 2008 - January 12, 2009

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Blue Ribbon - A Winter\'s Dream
Gold Star - WITH GOD MY ROAD IS BRIGHT
Silver Star - Welcome Spring

Details

Curtal sonnet.
Devised by Gerald Manley Hopkins

The first ten lines are written in Iambic pentameter but the last and concluding line is a spondee.

Rhyme pattern
A
B
C
A
B
C
D
B
C
D
C
xx xx xx xa
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx xa
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx xd
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx d
xc
Example in iambic tetrameter a variation.



Though smartly dressed he does not seem
at ease, hes lacking confidence.
Looks immature and still nave.
Although hes handsome as a dream.
Hes hesitant to give offence
or so he lets the girls believe.

The ladies eye him eagerly,
the competition is intense.
But the ladies cant perceive
they wont impress him easily
His ploy of boyish innocence.
Deceives






Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd and Albert's Special Award

Moderator

Helena
Helena
Australia

Stats

3 Contestants
3 Submissions
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Created Dec 14, 2008