POETRY in-FORM-ation: Abecedarius  April 27, 2010 - May 3, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


POETRY in-FORM-ation -- hosted by Raivenne

POETRY in-FORM-ation is a weekly poem challenge to see how far you can strech your creativity within the confines of a form poem. I didn't want this to be a "course" as everyone writing here will be self-taught and we want to enjoy the results of what you've learned. Some forms will be really easy and others -- um not quite so... Hey this is a CHALLENGE after all. :D

NOTE: Ignore the "Prize". I have to fill that out as it is a requirement of the template, but there are no prizes. This weekly contest is strictly for the love and challenge of expanding our knowledge of different poetic forms.

Please pay attention to the details of the given weekly form. Since the point of this challenge is to learn (and to use) the poetic forms, any entry not adhering to the given form will be asked to be removed.

THIS WEEK'S FORM: Abecedarius

An Abecedarius is an alphabetic acrostic or a poem in which each line or stanza begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. Historically, it was widely used in religious aspects as the beginning of prayers, hymns and oracles. As time progressed, variations of the method developed and new types of acrostics appeared. Some methods included using the first letter of the stanza, first letter of the first word, and last letter of the last word in the line.

For this challenge it will be the first letter of each line.

You can see an example of the Abecedarius form here:


$0.00, The knowledge gained from conquering a new form!


In Perfect Form In Perfect Form



5 Contestants
5 Submissions
Created Apr 27, 2010

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  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 4/27/2010 - 5/3/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Raivenne is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Raivenne if you have any further questions.