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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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

    Liked by 2 people

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

    Our effort can be found in our new Senryu section on
    or just read it here…
    Seasonal change……..

    stunning mother nature
    fresh frock every day

    have you met my wife?

    Liked by 3 people

        • Chel Owens September 21, 2020 / 12:12 pm

          I think you lost me. Was this on another post?


        • Chel Owens September 21, 2020 / 12:13 pm

          Oh. 🙂 Thanks for clarifying. The trees are still there. Perhaps your computer is having difficulty loading them.


          • writefunnydramatrue September 21, 2020 / 4:27 pm

            No, it was the next post on your blog page, I think…the one before this one. oh well

            Liked by 1 person

  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

      • trentpmcd September 26, 2020 / 6:00 am

        The last few days have been back to shorts again, but with a winter coat first thing in the AM…

        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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