Here is your chance to participate in a fun, fair and competitive contest. Free Writers and Readers is hosting the 3rd Poetry contest now. All levels are welcome. Check the details here.
First, you need to be a member of the group. Click on the link to join.
Tell them that Lorenz Font or LFC Hotstuff sent you. Once your member ship is approved, you must join the poetry contest group to be able to see the rules and participate in the contest. You can do that here.
This is the current theme for the contest. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message here or contact the group administrators.
It’s great to be back for another fun and creative contest.
For this particular round, we are going to explore Lyric poetry.
What is a Lyric poem?
A lyric poem expresses personal or emotional feelings and is traditionally set in the present tense. Lyric Poetry consists of a poem, such as a sonnet or an ode that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. The term lyric is now commonly referred to as the words to a song.
Lyric poetry does not tell a story which portrays characters and actions. The lyric poet addresses the reader directly, portraying his or her own feeling, state of mind, and perceptions. It is not always, set to music or a beat. So basically, it is a short poem of song-like quality.
Lyric is supposedly susceptible of being sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument (in ancient times, usually a lyre) or that expresses intense personal emotion in a manner suggestive of a song. Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet and is sometimes contrasted with narrative poetry and verse drama, which relate the events in form of a story.
Sounds good so far? Great! Since we are not quite ancient, this is where we’re going to make it more interesting. Here’s an additional challenge for our creative contestants. Although Lyric poems are not always set to a music or beat, we want to see a bit of that hidden musical composer in you. Provide us the link to the music piece that you pick that inspired your entry.
A sample of video with Lyric Poem
Please note: we are not taking credit for the video and the poetry
Wish You Were Here with Me
Easy right? Now, get your musical spirit going and give us a taste of your composition. Good luck!
Provide a Youtube link to the instrumental musical piece that inspired your work.
Poem word limit will be 400 words max.
Announce September 1st.
Start accepting entries 15th