The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/19 – 9/25/2020

Welcome to the A Mused Poetry Contest! Enjoy laughing? You’re in the right place!

Here are the specifics for this week’s contest:

  1. Seasons are changing. The Theme is a funny haiku (or, more technically accurate, a senryu) about seasonal change. Spring, fall, summer, winter, autumn; whatever.
  2. From Wikipedia about senryu, regarding Length: “three lines with 17 morae (or “on”, often translated as syllables, but see the article on onji for distinctions).” We’re also fine with the ole 5-7-5.
  3. Dude; this poetry form does NOT Rhyme.
  4. I dunno what might be racy about nature, so a G-rating is preferable.
  5. Just MAKE US LAUGH. Mother Nature needs to slap your wrists with climbing roses as she holds her vinèd sides in laughter.

You have till 10:00 a.m. MST next Friday (September 25) to submit a poem.

Use the form below to stay anonymous for a week.

Otherwise, for a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Drop a comment if you try to link back and it doesn’t show up within a day.

Have fun!

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©2020 Chel Owens

45 thoughts on “The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/19 – 9/25/2020

  1. obbverse September 19, 2020 / 4:42 pm

    Well Chel, haikus don’t rhyme. (But mine? Half the time.)
    Get strangers together,
    Talk about the weather…
    That never changes..

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Ian Kay September 20, 2020 / 1:33 am

    brand new leaf-blower!
    blows leaves into neighbour’s yard
    covers my dog’s poop.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Hobbo September 20, 2020 / 1:59 am

    Hobbo is all over this one Chelsea. Love it
    Dauphy

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Hobbo September 20, 2020 / 3:05 am

    Our effort can be found in our new Senryu section on http://www.hobbospoems.com
    or just read it here…
    Seasonal change……..

    stunning mother nature
    fresh frock every day

    have you met my wife?

    Liked by 3 people

  5. trentpmcd September 22, 2020 / 1:08 pm

    The Coming of Autumn

    Frost on the leaf tip
    Now I am sweating again!
    Just make up your mind…

    ***

    Leaves turn to bright red
    I run out to frolic, and…
    Oops, now I am red!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chel Owens September 25, 2020 / 10:49 pm

      Ha, ha! I thought mercurial weather was unique to here. I opt for a sweater and sandals most days.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Heather Dawn September 23, 2020 / 4:50 pm

    Poem #1
    The Farmer Wife’s 🍂

    Fresh autumn wind blows,
    There the honey wagon goes,
    No! I hung the clothes!

    Poem #2
    Fall Picture Woes 🍁

    Picture perfect day,
    No chance for a perfect pose,
    Five kids ruin those.

    Liked by 1 person

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