Weekly Poetry Contest One Hundred and Sixty Four Let's hope that this contest garners a bit more interest than the last. 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 seven days, closing on Monday 19th September 2011. The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 22nd September 2011. And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Murphy) Water The theme is open to whatever interpretation you care to put upon it, but if you want a bit of inspiration from the proposer of the theme, you could do worse than reading this post. The next (165th) contest's theme will be: (courtesy of chatterbox) Sadness of the Heart, and it will be opened on Monday 12th September 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).