Sins of the Heart  January 7, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Contest Completed


original sin of the heart - LESSONS OF REGRET (An Italian Sonnet)
crime of passion - "Crimson Chains"
romantic transgression - [writing deleted]
affaire de coeur - One Night Alone
trs beau - Enslaved
trs magnifique - The White Hart
fantastique - [writing deleted]
trs bons - Mangled Depravity
trs bien - [writing deleted]
bravi - The Affair


This time I am seeking 'Sins of the Heart'. What's your sin? A forbidden love, a romantic affair, words left unspoken, foolish pride. There is so much to work with, so many concepts that could fit into this catagory. Be creative and romantic, and send me your poetic sin of the heart.

As usual, I will pick 10 finalists and their poems shall be posted on my website,, for the duration of a month. There are no cash prizes, only the offer of exposure on my website, so if you do not wish for your poetry to be posted on the site, I would prefer you not enter this contest. Thank you.


Exposure on


Titus McGuire
Titus McGuire
Neosho, MO


24 Contestants
40 Submissions
Created Jan 7, 2009