Weekly Poetry Contest One Hundred and Seventy Nine Hopefully we're far enough into 2012 now that you've stop scribbling the 2 over the 1, and we can get down to some poetry. 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 23rd January 2012. The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 26th January 2012. And this week's theme is: (courtesy of Spiderfingers) Medusa The next (180th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of ClusterChuck): Goodbyes, and it will be opened on Monday 23rd January 2012. 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).