WD Poetic Form Challenge: Seadna Winner

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Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the seadna along with a Top 10 list. You can check out all the seadna entries in the comments on this post.

Click here at any time to see what current WD Poetic Form Challenge we’re running. We’re currently running one for the chanso.

Here is the winning seadna:

“YEAST,” by Pamela L. King

Fairies visit the old vineyard,
vaulting in colorful capes.
Before fleeing for the garden,
they shake dust on golden grapes.

Golden grapes mashed in oak barrels
begin the journey to wine.
The vintner smiles with fey visage
as he tends the vintage vine.

Small children magically waken
to warm aromas from stoves.
Eldritch dust makes life less leaden
when we enjoy leavened loaves.

Within yeast dwell tiny creatures–
chemically reacting cells.
Add to sugar; soon they’re bubbling
with branching and budding bells.


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Congratulations, Pamela L. King! This was a scientifically magical poem.

Here’s my Top 10 list:

  1. YEAST, by Pamela L. King
  2. Nostalgia, by Lelawattee Mano-Rahming
  3. Seasons, by Julia Cassidy
  4. My Shovel Broke, by Dylan Graves
  5. Dreamers, by Steven R. Robertson
  6. No Escape, by Tracy Davidson
  7. A Winter Show, by Trudy Bosman
  8. Losing Grandpa, by Sheila Nielsen
  9. Abloom, by gpr crane
  10. Garden, by Tara Knight

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And to everyone who wrote a seadna!

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