If you like words and feathers bright,
Perhaps this second contest might
Excite your mind’s proclivity
For rhyming creativity.
The rules are simple, short, and sound:
Compose a poem, wide and round
Or thin and tall or square or sphere.
It’s not the shape that matters here.
What matters is the words you use,
The form and rhyme and script you choose,
And how it piques my poet’s heart
From start to end and end to start.
The content can be what you want,
But if I may be frank and blunt,
You just might want to spend some time
Expounding on a theme sublime:
Like what you love in Bradbury
Or who there you would like to be.
Or maybe write a clever ode
To Ben and all the lawns he’s mowed.
Whatever in the end you write,
It must appear in clear, plain sight.
Compose, then publish, tag, and share*
And you just might the rooster wear.
* Post your poem on your Facebook page (be sure to make it public), Twitter account, and/or Instagram account. Be sure to tag me in it so that I see it. Also, please use the hashtags #WearTheRooster, #ForTheLoveOfPoetry, and #TheHarvestRaise. Poems must be posted by May 3rd.