Weekly Poetry Contest One Hundred and Forty Nine Sorry it's a day or so late. I'm overworked, and mildly inebriated. The Rules All entries must be on the set theme. Only one entry per member. No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask). Poems must be titled Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed. Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction. The entry stage will be open for five days, closing on Monday 2nd May 2011. The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 5th May 2011. And this week's theme is: Shakespearean Sonnet A Shakespearean Sonnet is 14 lines in length, each line having 10 syallables, and with a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g (finishing on a rhyming couplet). The next (150th) contest's theme will be: Looking Into The Abyss, and it will be opened on Monday 2nd May 2011. Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing. Banzai PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).